November 11, 2011

Here we go...

Yesterday was a "rest" day on my new marathon plan, making today the first official day of training. I didn't make it out early enough this morning, so after 5 hours of puttering at my Mom's, I headed to the Y.

Walking in, I noticed a woman dancing on a treadmill. Walking with a lot of hip, arm, and head movement. She was obviously enjoying herself, and I thought it was pretty awesome she felt that comfortable in a room full of people. That woman "danced" the treadmill for at least an hour. On a whim I Googled dancing on treadmill and found it's apparently gaining popularity.


I hopped on a stationary bike and decided very quickly I would not be able to ride it for an hour. I don't understand bike seats that tilt forward. I always feel I'm sliding right off. I continued riding though, until a recumbent stationary bike opened up, then quickly switched over. 

I'm not sure what I was thinking, riding a bike for an hour after doing practically nothing for the past month. I chose the random cross country program and wasn't sure I would be able to finish. I had to push hard to do so. My butt hurt, but only a little. I take that as a good sign, and hope this program will work to reduce that type of pain.

After the bike I used my new phone app to track what I did on all the upper body machines. I threw the hip adductor and abductor machines in for good measure. Seeing as how my weak ass hips are a large part of my problem, working them 2x a week seems like a good idea.
Tomorrow is 11.11.11. According to Paradigmsearch.com, there are three possible scenarios for predictions and opinions concerning 11/11/11:


"1. Something good happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something good will happen is based solely on spiritualism, faith, and/or innate optimism. This belief is not necessarily a bad thing; we don’t know everything; the probability is not zero.

2. Nothing happens— This is the most likely scenario. Just because an unusual date number sequence occurs doesn’t mean that something extraordinary will happen. Usually it’s a non-event.


3. Something bad happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something bad will happen is based solely on pessimism of reality. This belief is not necessarily false; after all, things are generally/usually a mess. The probability is not zero."

I'm going out with my neighbor to celebrate the unusual date. In honor of Veteran's Day, we're going to the 100th Bomb Group for dinner with a group of her friends. Should be fun. Delicious, if nothing else.

Offering a hearty thank you to all the Dices and Sabes and Howie's of the world, who put in their time to help ensure our freedoms.

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