Recently I feel like I’ve turned a corner with Getting In Shape 2009. I’ve exercised 9 times in 10 days, which I’m not sure I’ve ever done: Monday 3-mile run, Tuesday top-rope climbing, Wednesday 3-mile run, Thursday bouldering, Friday 3-mile run, Saturday a 6-mile (and terrible, might I add) bike ride, Monday a 6-mile run, Tuesday terrible top-rope climbing, and today 3.25 miles of interval running. (As an aside, I really liked my interval training! This is the first time I’ve ever done it, and it made the miles fly by. It’s sort of makes running a game, and I didn’t even notice that I was working hard.)
In general, I’m happy that my runs no longer feel like torture, and even though I have the occasional terrible day of climbing, I do feel like I’m slowly getting stronger. I think the difficulty with exercising so much (besides the ever-present threat of injury) is that my body is usually tired. During climbing on Tuesday, I think my legs were still tired from Monday’s run, and they were shaking while I was up on the wall. Hopefully I’ll build up my strength and endurance and get my body used to being so active. That, or I’ll just be terrible at everything. Always. Whee! Project Eating Mindfully is going really well, too, and I feel good after meals instead of super stuffed. If I can stay healthy (read: uninjured), I think I could soon be in the best shape of my life!