Monday, July 23, 2007

Day 156 - 164.4 Weekend review, HP Book 7

Thanks for all the nice comments, guys. I really appreciate it.

I did do my three miles, YES! And added .1 just to call it a 5K. I ran it in 34:24, which was 5.4 MPH. Not too shabby for my first virtual 5K. I stayed on the treadmill for a full 60 minutes since I had plenty of time and no kids in the Kids Club to pick up, for a total of 4.8 miles. I felt great afterwards, like I had climbed a mountain.

We had a lovely date. I wore a form fitting black dress (I had DH take a picture, which I'll eventually get around to posting) and felt really confident in it. Dinner was delicious (I'll spare you the food porn) and I stayed on plan. We walked down to Borders to gawk at the Harry Potter fans lined up to buy tickets for Book 7, and had fun watching the kids dressed up as HP with lightening bolts on their foreheads.

HP in IMAX was amazing. It's 3D at the end during the action sequence, and that was quite an incredible movie experience.

Saturday and Sunday, I got zero workouts in. We had a lot of family time, I got some laundry done, I'm 200 pages into HP Book 7, but didn't make it to the gym. Truly, to have gone, I would have had to make a big production of it with the rest of the plans we had, and I just thought it *healthier* to let my exercise go. So that's what I did.

But I'm feeling it mentally today. I just feel OFF, like things aren't quite right. Of course, staying up late reading and sleeping late this morning and getting to work late contributes to all that, but I can tell I haven't had that mental release that a good workout is giving me.

And that, my friends, is a huge revelation. To realize that 2 back-to-back days of no physical activity is NOT NORMAL for me. My brain doesn't like it, my body doesn't like it, and I don't like it. Thankfully, this afternoon I'll be on the treadmill, so all will right itself in about 3 hours.

And HP book 7 is awesome. I wish I could take a full day and do nothing but read. Since I can't, I'm torn about how to read it--savoring it slowly, or staying up late and ploughing through. I tend to plough, but life isn't really conducive to 1 a.m. nights for me now, so I need for force myself to slow down and savor.

That's not bad advice for the rest of my life right now-- slow down and savor.


Grumpy Chair said...

The first three books were easy enough for me to plow through quickly, but the last three books, I have read slower - just because they are more detailed. Always s ad when a good book ends. Bought the HP book this afternoon at Target and am thinking how that chicken in the refrigerator can cook itself!

Fang Jr. got invited to see the movie first thing Saturday, so I told him it wouldn't hurt my feelings if he went with his friend. I'll go next weekend to see it with him.

That is really awesome how your body needs/wants the exercise.

Vickie said...

Son is all the way through the first time (read it fast) and is now reading it very slowly the second time through. Middle daughter is about half way - as she has been doing lots of other things too.

My back feels unbelievably kinked up if I don't do yoga (nearly) every day. When I have done it - I feel like I have been to the chiropractor or had a really deep massage.