It's a two-fer! WooHoo!
Today is my Friday off, so we took advantage of that fact, by going to the gym and doing our first ActivTrax workout to get started. I got curious how far the gym is from our home, so I used SP's Map Route app to see what I could see. As it turns out, the gym is 1.5 miles away, and the route is simple, easy, and low-traffic! Awesome! We can walk to the gym and get in a quick'n'easy cardio warm-up before we even step foot in the place!
That's exactly what we did. It was mostly sunny, and not too cool/breezy, so the walk was really nice. We got to the gym and printed out our workouts. Bill's was supposed to be 19 minutes and mine was 13 minutes. We worked with each other, going back and forth between our 'tasks' and learning as we went. Pretty much each exercise that involved a machine was for a weight that seemed too light, so the next session should increase at least a little bit. I got in plenty of various crunches, which is good because I DO need to work on my core more than anything.
I'm hoping that by committing and putting more effort into ST and weights that it will help where I've been lacking and help with releasing more pounds. I've seen 224 and 225 this week, so I'm hoping I can hang in and not blow it tonight before my weigh-in tomorrow. I'm looking forward to our next gym session, which should be Monday. Unless we opt to go back tomorrow after my Galloway group run. We'll see.
Speaking of which.. I signed up for the half-marathon training group. Even if I don't manage to do a half marathon, I think the training will be exactly what I'm looking for. We meet at Foot Traffic downtown tomorrow for an easy 2.75 mi run along the waterfront. Yay! I'm still iffy about only running 30 minutes vs. running distance, twice a week, but I'm still going to keep at it, at least for now.
This evening, I'm going for a haircut! I purchased a Groupon for half-off services at Sparkle Beauty Bar on Fremont. I've been thinking about finding a new stylist/salon for a while now. I really like my lady, but she usually didn't know how to fix my hair to look good after a haircut, etc., so I'm trying something new.
My plan is to go from this:
Me, at work, just yesterday!
To something like this!
That's me from June 2008.
I don't know, I like my longer hair. It's actually been longer in the past, but with summer coming, I'm thinking it would make sense to have something a little easier to style and handle. I'd love to have hair that I could simply wash, tousle with a dab of product, and let it airdry but I'm not that fortunate. I have just enough curl/frizz to my hair that if I don't do a little something with it, it just goes every-which-way.
And yes! The pic from yesterday is a great example of what Ms Clairol Dark Auburn color can do for a grayhead. Heh. I like it, but sometimes I wish I hadn't colored it, and/or didn't need to keep it up. I can't give up and bear the shameful stripe of gray that would quickly show up at my roots, so I either embrace color for many years to come, or go for stripping the color out comletely and seeing how I like that. Hmmm.... Not this time, though. I'll stick with Auburn for a while.
I'll take a pic or two when I'm back and all styled up to let you see how it turns out!