For a good ten minutes now, I have been searching for any information on the Great Dismal Swamp. I've read histories and tales of it's geography - including that it used to be under the sea. I've learned of it's link to the Underground Railroad and George Washington's vision of a man made canal that would link the Chesapeake Bay to the Albemarle Sound. I cannot - for the life of me - find a history of it's name. So if anyone is so enlightened, please let me know. I find the name a tad oxymoronic since it was not dismal at all when I went yesterday.
But that was yesterday, and today is another day. I know that I need to go to the gym and do other exercises (namely strength training). The problem?? I find it phenomenally boring, probably because it's so repetitive. I am convinced I would enjoy it (or at least stick with it), if I had a partner. Alas, none such person exists, so I have to attempt to make myself go. I actually packed my gym bag last night in an attempt to remove any excuses. It worked, but I still dreaded it.
We had some crazy storms today, so I was pretty sure I'd have to do my first treadmill workout of the season. It's funny how I used to pretty much only run on one, but since this training program started, I really dislike the idea of running inside. Alas, it was probably the easiest 3 miles I've done in months :) I guess it helps when the road moves underneath you at a designated speed. It felt like cheating. I did, however, NOT run enough to finish my audiobook, so still no confirmation that I'm right about who the real bad guy is. And Robert can't possibly actually be dead - and I know this since I read the sequel already and he's in it.
Before I ran, I did do some strength training - but admittedly bailed when I just couldn't take the repetition anymore (get it??? It was boring...but you're supposed to do 'reps'....). Instead I signed up to meet with a trainer at 615 Friday MORNING. Here's hoping I actually go! The thought of morning exercise isn't fun - especially on a work day. But I will try...
It was a crazy-busy day at work today. I had meetings scheduled from 8am until 4pm, with only about a 15 minute break at all. I brought my lunch, which was a soup and salad thingy, with an apple for a snack. Breakfast was a smoothie (yeah, warm enough weather where I can actually enjoy some frozen goodness). After my workout I treated myself to another smoothie (this time purchased instead of made). Dinner was a black bean wrap and popcorn (it's a food group).
Tomorrow is hopefully going to be a good day. I only have one meeting - but it's 2 1/2 hrs long. I have it every Tuesday, and usually isn't that bad. Otherwise, my calendar is clear, which means I may actually get some real work done. Oh, and lunch with D, which is my favorite part.
So now I'm going to check some work emails, maybe read (if I can steal my Kindle back from my husband), and possibly watch a show and start knocking them off. I'm caught up on White Colllar, which I may have announced in a previous post. We started watching Stargate last night (I think), but I fell asleep. That was after Project Runway, which I remember, so I must have stayed awake for it. I'm hoping for a stress-free week...but am pretty sure that'll never happen.