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With temps in the triple digits - and high humidity - I made the executive decision to declare it a chill day. Just walking to and from the subway (and a side trip to Trader Joe's), I sweated quite a bit. Also, my apartment has only a window unit a/c and a couple of fans, so I decided not to push it. I'm hanging in my bedroom with the lights off (conserving at least SOME electricity, plus lights put out heat) in my underwear to stay cool. It's that kind of day.

If it's this hot tomorrow (I need to check the news), I'll take stuff and go to the gym and do a workout on a spin bike or something. At least they have something resembling central air.

That said... I have a new running goal to add on!!!

First goal is a 5K in September. I'm leaning towards the Komen, but not positive yet.
Second goal is to run the Disney World half-marathon in 2012. I'm not going to rule out doing the full, but the half feels like a good initial goal that's subject to increase. I'd rather start "small" (like 13.1 miles is "small") and then before I have to choose say "You know what? I can do the full!" than start going for the full and have to drop back to the half. Does that make sense? (I'm also not silly enough to think I'd be ready for even the half in 2011. I want to push myself, not kill myself.)

So... Yeah!! Another sign to make and hang up!! I seriously need to get a bulletin board and make it my goal board!
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While my brain thought it was just a peachy keen idea to do both levels of YM yesterday, my legs and shoulders begged to differ this morning. (They're still begging to differ if I'm being honest.) I'm trying to convince them that it's a GOOD thing...

So today I decided since they didn't seem to be too happy with yesterday's option, today was BFBM (Burn Fat Boost Metabolism in case you forgot). Man...that is a tough workout. I was drenched when I finished it.

Take that muscles!!! :P

On another note, I was looking at gym options. Through the Department of Ed, I could get a "discount" on NYSC membership - $72/month. When I was going to Trader Joe's this morning, I was on the bus and actually SAW the Brooklyn Planet Fitness - I'd figured it was somewhere hard to get to, being stupid and not hopstop.com-ing it. Turns out it's an easy 4-stop subway ride or short bus ride from my apartment. AND I can go there directly from school without having to change trains! AND for a membership at that club only it's $10/month. So I went to check it out today. It's new, it's got cardio equipment upstairs and downstairs, and it seems really friendly. And did I mention it's $10/month? It doesn't have classes, but realistically with my DVDs (soon to include Bob's new series which I ordered today), I' not going to be taking that many classes anyway. So...

I signed up! :) I'll go tomorrow after summer school orientation!

AND since I've now got access to treadmills, I'm going to teach (train?) myself to run! I've always wanted to, but haven't really managed to succeed - mainly because I've not had access to a track or treadmill on a regular basis to get in the habit. I've found a schedule for a C25K (Couch-to-5K) program I'm going to use.

And I'm shooting for my first 5K to be in early September. I'd thought I'd do the WTC Run to Remember on 9/5 - registration for that isn't open yet. Then I was doing some more investigation and discovered that the Komen Race for the Cure is 9/12. We're out of school that weekend (Thursday through Saturday), and I'd planned to go up to Provincetown, coming back Sunday...but now I'm not so sure. I've done the Komen before, but as a walk. Because I've been close to several people who have had breast cancer, it would mean a lot to make that my first one. So...I'll need to make a decision soon about that.

But at any rate, I hope that by this time on 9/12 I will have finished my first 5K...running.

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Acronyms You Should Know

30DS or The Shred = The 30 Day Shred (Jillian)
BFBM = Banish Fat Boost Metabolism (Jillian)
YM = Yoga Meltdown (Jillian)
TBL = The Biggest Loser
C25K = Couch to 5K

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