Sunday, December 03, 2006

2nd week off

ahhhh......all is working out well. I moved, I unpacked and I got reconnected to the internet after SIX days of no connection!! How did we live before we had the computer??? Before TV?? Well, I had those days to remind myself. Remember Little House on the Prairie---where they sat around and TALKED to each other all night long???? Yep...lots of talking, reading, quiet time!! Who knew?????

The first two days after my move, the weather was beautiful. 50 degrees. I ran along Lake Michigan and into the Northwestern University campus. Oh it was amazing. (My ex husband actually proposed to me on the rocks of the University, so it was with warm thoughts when I passed that spot).

Then the storm hit!! I think we got 6 inches of snow by me. Thankfully, I didn't have to work. And double thankfully I have a beautiful new health club in my condo building. So off I trotted in my shorts and tank to the elevators connecting to the club. It was great.....except now I have to readjust to the temperature. I was sweating bullets.

The second day I went, I took a SUCCEED tab before I started and that helped a lot. I'm not happy being forced back on the treadmill, but I won't complain due to the convenience. They have some yoga classes that I'll be going to this week. I have NEVER taken a yoga class. I'm waaaay overdue!

20 comments:

JeffM said...

That's cool that you have a place in your building and they have yoga! I do yoga to help the back.

Firefly's Running said...

Welcome back, Lora. It's good that your move was really good. Enjoy the time off.

Jack said...

Your new building sounds tailor made for your needs, enjoy your yoga class!

Reen said...

Welcome Back! I'm glad the move went well!! I hate to move - so I've been trying to send good thoughts your way!

I'll try and give a call this afternoon!

Todd said...

Well Yoga is very good for you and running. Flexibity is so important. My knee started to hurt again and I realised it because I was not stretching my leg and it was tight again. Do the Yoga if you can.

Trendmills suck. go buy show shoes :).

Neese said...

welcome back to the internet :o)
glad you are settled in to your new place, and thank you for your comments xoxo

Black Knight said...

Far from Internet, far from the troubles!

olga said...

Yep, and we are moving to a new house in 2 weeks...As for technology, we didn't have TV for 2 years, then connected for next 2, and in new place going to be without yet again. Computer, though, is a "window outside"...I need my venting with like-minded.

Dave said...

I am not looking forward to treadmill running myself.

Good to have you back...

enjoy the yoga..

*jeanne* said...

Yoga rocks!

Congrats on the move - it's always such a relief to get a big chore like that behind you!

Welcome back to Virtual World! BLOGLAND! ;-)

Chris said...

Congrats on the move lora! I was in e-town last week and thinking about you. Haven't been running but I'm gearing up in Jan after the holidays. Let's hit the lakefront sometime.

Deb said...

Yoga!!! How fun! Very cool your new digs has a gym to. You're one lucky woman!!! You're looking great to!

Mike said...

Whoa- 6 days without an internet connection!?!? Ouch- that's a tough one.

Congrats on getting settled in there- gym on premises...sweet!!

runliarun said...

I do almost all my week-day runs on the treadmill in our apartment complex, and while I sort of hate it - the stuffy room, the repetitiveness, my own image in the mirror for miles on end - I am not sure what I'd do without with. It saves so much time. And it circumvents the problem of... how to dress right for the weather.

robtherunner said...

I can live without TV, but it is hard to go without the internet. Ah yes, the luxuries of life that have us wrapped around their little finger, or mouse in this case.

Papa Louie said...

I have been doing more yoga recently and really enjoy them. I borrow all the yoga/pilates DVD's from the library and find the ones I like. Kathy Smith is good but Baron Baptise is even better.

Jennifer P said...

Just catching up on your blog -- you look awesome!

jeanne said...

welcome back, and i'm so jealous about the health club in your building! btw, you look fantastic! I want to go to boot camp too!

Ryan said...

Glad to hear things are settling down for you at your new place, that's so wonderful you have a health club in your condo, enjoy the convenience!

Rose said...

Glad to hear the move went well. I spent some time after the storm remembering what we did before internet, too! Having an on-site fitness club is very cool!