Has there ever been a time when you've come across an old diary, read your entries (dear diary, i can't believe i got a B on that science test), and thought, "Man, I am so lame." Well, after neglecting my blog for nine months, looking at my last post, I'm thinking, "Man, I am so so so lame." But I guess that's my critical nature. By the way, I'm not going to hand write my blog anymore, what was I thinking?
Moving on, it's a new year. New me. New things. In New York. As an update on the resolutions from 2009, I did keep up with running, had a personal best at running 7 mph around April, had shin splints around May, took a break around June, read some articles on preventing running injuries around July (runnersworld.com is just awesome), started running again at 5/6 mph (after stretching and warming up in the midst of strength training my legs) around August. I currently run around a manageable pace (5.2 for two minutes switching to 5.7 for the next two minutes and then switching back). I never ran a half marathon (2009 resolution), but I'd like to start running 5k races (that's a 3.1 mile race and a 2010 resolution). I figured a realistic resolution was better than a somewhat real but not really resolution.
As for the resolution of working out regularly, I've accomplished that too. Lucille Roberts gym is my haven now on Mondays and Wednesdays. Treadmill running (to reinforce my running resolution) and yoga on Mondays has helped me make it a habit of anticipating the gym. Now that they have a belly dancing teacher, I've taken to belly dancing on Wednesdays which is quite exciting. I even bought a belly dancing skirt. So, we'll see how that goes. Maybe I'll update on that in the future (but maybe not).
Also, as I'm writing this blog entry, I just left my first bikram yoga session about 4 hours ago. If you ever want to feel hungover without drinking, this is the activity for you. I swear, within the first 20 minutes I looked like I was melting—there was just so much liquid dripping off of me—and i felt like fainting...while already laying down. Leaving the session, I felt like my head was cracked open—it hurt so much, and after trudging on home, I wasn't sure if i should eat or throw up. But yea, I'm getting my money's worth (10 sessions for $20) and it can only get better than this...hopefully. So as bad as it was and as bad as I still feel actually, I'm looking forward to the next session.
Other than taking advantage of New York (resolution #7 of 2009) of which I did a lot, I did not nurture my creativity, limit my addictions (ha!), or live simply (haha!). For some reason, after taking advantage of the activities of New York, those last two don't seem all that important to me anymore. Eh, we'll see how it goes this year, I would like nurture my creativity more often though. To the 4 people who are going to read this blog entry, any suggestions on how I could accomplish this?