This past week started out great with the opportunity to meet Michelle Valenti down at the Bay this past Sunday. We went for a nice long walk and did a little interspersed jogging on the way back. It was a nice change to walk with someone else. Jogging was another story. I jog pretty slow on my own, but it's still faster than my walk pace. I really felt I needed to pick up my pace to accomodate someone 20 years younger than me but I couldn't sustain it for nearly as long. Still a really gorgeous day and nice to finally meet Michelle. We did have a nice lady take a picture of us that I planned to post but when I got home I saw that my camera was on "video" mode. So, if you'd like me to post a 10 second video of Michelle and I posing, I'll be happy to.
Got my non-dorky fanny pack in the mail so I can carry my phone with me, in addition to my housekey and iPod. I finally felt secure enough to get off the treadmill and get back outside for my workouts, which was great. The weather has been beautiful and I'm so happy for the time change because there's still a couple of hours of daylight left when I leave work. Now I have the option to get my walk/run in before or after work.
Took a self-defense class on Saturday (once again, thank you to Michelle!). It was wonderful, we learned some great defensive techniques and got all the good reminders about being aware of your surroundings, etc. A really great class and I'm so happy to have had the opportunity. Got up today and went for a 2.5 mile workout this morning. I jogged my normal snails pace, a mile out and then jog/walked on the way back (uphill).
I'm VERY motivated this week to push that little bit extra as my husband and I are going to Hawaii on Sunday. I'm originally from there and it's always nice to go "home" even though I'm in California now. I'm bringing my running shoes and we plan on jogging in the mornings and I promised to take him on a hike up Diamond Head which he has never done before. This time, I promise to take usable, postable pix to share of our workouts in Hawaii. Hope to even get in a little outrigger paddling!
Hope you all have a productive, successful week!