It’s funny that I call myself design lady yet I’m hardly posting things related to design on my blog. However, I’m currently designing the body that I want. It’s been an interesting journey so far. It’s now June 13th and I’ve successfully worked out or kept moving everyday since the last week in April to maintain the physique and strength that I have. I’ve also started eating better by making better food choices:
With all these changes, I didn’t notice how strong I was until this past weekend.
I started on Saturday. I arranged to run with my friend Peggy in Central Park. Unfortunately the park is so far away that I hardly go because it’s quite the trip. I had forwarded her a list of group runs held by Jack Rabbit Sports and we decided to join the one at 9am. I woke up at 6am, got ready packed my book bag and lifted my brand new Jamis Allegro Femme down the stairs.
I wasn’t looking forward to the trip because I realized that I had to make a transfer where I would have to lift my bike for two flights of stairs. I also didn’t know what the exit at 86th street would look like (it had another few flights of stairs). Thankfully my bike weighs about 20lbs.
We joined the group and ran 7 miles. We took a route to Randall’s island running along FDR east river drive.
(The map partially shows the route)
After the run, we walked to 55th street and 6th ave to have brunch at La Bonne Soupe (which was incredible). I had post workout fuel of the La Canadienne Crepe. After, we walked to 46th and 9th where Peggy left her bike the night before. I bid her farewell since she had work to take care of and I biked the 10 miles back to Brooklyn with the assistance of my Ride the City app (and google maps on Android which is better than the iPhone’s since it shows bike routes — take that Apple!).
When I synced my Nike+ Fuel Band, it had tripled the daily fuel:
I got home and prepared for the next day to go on a zipline and canopy adventure. It just so happens that I booked a trip with a company that takes people to CBK mountains in Poconos, PA. We met them at 7am and headed out by bus ride. Once there we were given quick zipline safety procedures and started the 6 courses. We gradually got higher and higher above ground with each course’s zip line getting longer and higher above ground. This is where my strength and athleticism was tested. I wasn’t even tired from the night before (shockingly). Each course tested our agility as I used my core muscles to keep myself up and maneuver through. I even did a Tarzanesque swing to a net. Our final zip line was 85 feet high – a race (that I lost) – between two people.
When we got home, I took a shower and headed to bed. The next day, made sense to use as a rest day, I didn’t feel anything. Fitness test completed. The body is incredible.