Observations (on barre, running, and randoms)

My facebook status last night after back-to-back barre n9ne classes on top of an early-morning “run date” with my sis?

For real – totally and utterly embracing today’s rest day. This was an awesome week for workouts, but a girl’s gotta rest after all that, right?? And for once, I’m not whining about it. 😉

So anyway, a couple of observations sprang to mind on my commute in this morning:

  • Since starting the barre n9ne challenge just about three weeks ago, we’ve already taken 15 classes! 15! Insanely awesome!! Officially addicted (thank you, Tanya!!), loving every minute.
  • This week, fittingly enough given national runner’s day and all, marks the first week of half marathon training and I’m loving it, especially since my old friend “running mojo” seems to have returned. So far, there have been four runs in the 4.5-5.5 range. Saturday will be my first “long” run of 6.5 miles. I’m psyched!
  • Another observation? No lie – my jeans fit better today. As in, I don’t feel crammed into them. Progress, yay! Major “high” going on over here – runner’s high? Barre n9ne high? All of the above?
  • Another reason to be riding high today? This weekend is my 7 year wedding anniversary – can you believe it?? A post will be coming along on Sunday to celebrate, so keep an eye out for it. Otherwise, I’ll be disconnecting pretty completely this weekend. I’m sure you understand. 😉

So I guess you can put this blog post in the “when long commutes work in my favor” column. Lots of thoughts and observations and things running around in my brain this morning – hence the random nature of today’s post.

I guess if I could sum up this week? I’d call it a “riding high” kind of week, complete with a celebration of me (and you!) thrown in for good measure. Not too shabby. 😉 Happy, happy weekend, friends!

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18 thoughts on “Observations (on barre, running, and randoms)

  1. Love this sis! Congrats on 7 years strong…you two are the best 🙂 And I feel the same way as you regarding Barre N9Ne AND the running. I feel the running mojo coming back…perhaps even better than before, if all continues to go smoothly. Thank you for pushing me this week, it was what I needed 🙂 Onward to next week and more challenges to come!

    • Aw shucks 😉 I seriously can’t believe it’s been that long!! Seems like a lifetime ago. I want to do it all over again!!!

      I am SO GLAD your mojo is coming back overall, that makes my heart smile big, sis. Love you!

  2. Congrats on your anniversary, Jess! Im sure you’re doing something awesome to celebrate!

    And totally embrace the rest day. I have a hard time getting myself to do those but I feel so great when I do, and have so much more energy to tackle the upcoming week’s workouts!

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! That’s wonderful, I hope you have an awesome day/weekend.

    I’m still jealous of your three-fer last night. You’ve totally inspired me to take it to the next level after this half and my recovery is over.

  4. Happy Anniversary!! Seven years – wow! That is fantastic! And yay for you and your high(s)!! Those always feel so awesome – especially when there is more than one at a time.

  5. Ah, there’s so much in here, but yet you still come across as feeling chilled out and at peace with the world. Big congrats to you and Scott too — I hope you’ve got something gooey and romantic planned! 😉

    • you always leave the most insightful comments – and most of the time I read them and think “hmm, hadn’t thought of it that way” and this was the case today! I guess you’re right – despite all that I’m juggling right now, I feel very chill, zen almost. It’s the weirdest (yet kind of awesome) thing!

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