When the rainbow hair crashed and burned (i.e. blended together) I went back to default pink.
I hit up the gym on Tuesday. My goal was to walk one lap around the track (1/12th of a mile) and ride the bike for two miles. I was nervous to do even the one lap, worried my body would give out halfway around the track and I’d have to hobble back.
Dude. I walked a mile. I WALKED A MILE! I couldn't even do that shit in high school! I just kept thinking, well, let's see if I can do one more lap... After six laps, the bike I use became free so I climbed aboard, not expecting much after walking a 1/2 mile. I actually managed a mile and some change on the bike. Sweating like a horse, legs aching, but almost NO back pain. I decided to see if I could still do a lap after the bike. Well, let’s see if I can do one more lap… And I did that six times. I walked a mile!
I haven't been able to walk even a few yards without screaming pain since my fall around seven years ago. (My chiropractors are fucking miracle workers!) At the end of the 12th lap, I kinda wanted to start crying. I managed to shock the HELL out of myself!
I went back Wednesday morning to check out the weight room. My plan was to use 2lb weights and do 10 reps of the arms workout I put together online. Um. Ended up using 5lb weights and doing 45 reps. Next time I’m going to increase the weight and lower the number of reps. I keep seeming to underestimate my own abilities.
I felt fine when I left but a few hours later…oy. Combined with the throbbing sore legs caused by the day before, I was a big ol’ achy mess! But a really proud mess.
I think, what I'll do is: Monday, Wednesday, Friday = Walk and/or bike. Monday & Friday (I can’t afford the gas to go five days a week) = 10lb weights, two sets of 10 reps. Yes. That’s my plan. Stay with me, broken little body, we’ll figure out what’s best for you, I swear!
Books Read February - May
The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker (Oh my god, how have I never read Clive Barker before this?!?!)
Cruddy by Lynda Barry (This is another in the HOW HAVE I NOT READ THIS YET!! category.)
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison (I don't often cry at books but this one... God, it gutted me.)
The Sum of Her Parts by Alan Dean Foster
Shattered Souls by Daniele Lanzarotta (meh, quit about a quarter of the way in)
The Hollow Man by Oliver Harris
One Jump Ahead by Mark L Van Name
Slanted Jack by Mark L Van Name
Brace Yourself by Alysia Angel
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America by Barbara Ehrenreich
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Foundlings by Diana Peterfreund
Movies Discovered February - May
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Lesbian Vampire Hunters
Carnival of Souls (Rifftrax)
Rob Zombie's Halloween 1 and 2
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (was super disappointed)
Pink Ribbons, Inc
Prisoners of the Lost Universe (Rifftrax)
Lilo & Stitch (I can’t believe how long it took to finally watch it!)
Friday the 13th (and a ton of the sequels)
Hellraiser (and a ton of the sequels)
Nightmare on Elm Street 2 - 4 (I think)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake aka LOOK! I CAN SEE JESSICA BIELS’ NIPPLES!
TV Discovered February - May