I feel bleh, therefore, I run.This may be a bit TMI for ya (too much information), but as you regular readers know, I had a baby and nursed her exclusively for a year (we're still nursing now, but she takes formula during the day because I just. Could. Not. Pump. Anymore. Ugh ugh ugh cannot tell you how much I hate pumping milk.) So you know the thing that stops when you are pregnant and nursing has reemerged and scrambled my hormones so now I am all angsty and reading The Bell Jar again and shit.
But strangely I have this sudden urge to get up and exercise. I consider myself pretty active and a great believer in exercise, but I don't do too well with solo - my favoritest activity in all the world is a nice aggressive game of futsal - so when there's no group games scheduled or yoga class to go to I tend to just ooze along, you know? But one Saturday I woke up early and popped in that torturous Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD. And liked it.
Then! Then one day I brought my sneakers and a change of clothes to the office. Because I wanted to run. You know. By myself. Without chasing a ball or having a purpose in mind. Because I discovered through Daphne's post that there was a new running track here at The Fort, Track 30th.
And I've been there for two days in a row. I just love Track 30th.
|Taken with my Blackberry, hence the blah quality.|
I do have to say that a good exercise playlist is also key to a good workout. Yesterday I relied on my Blackberry shuffle and forgot that I have a penchant for sad 80s music, and man it's hard to run to The Smiths. Today I made a playlist with, like, Nine Inch Nails' Closer and Fly Like a G6 (shut up that's a really great song!) and Moves Like Jagger (try to stop yourself from running to that beat) and classic Siouxsie Soux & The Banshees' Hong Kong Garden and I zipped along like the Energizer Bunny.
And because it behooves me to post my running "look":
|That post-run "glow" bwahahaha|
|Branded for Less American Eagle Outfitters loose capri exercise pants; Fila running shoes; and socks from 7-11 'cause I forgot to replenish my exercise bag.|