I haven't been very good with working out. I miss running. I also miss nice weather. I finally started going back to the gym - not enough yet to turn it into a habit, but I should. I haven't been motivated as I don't have any big race plans. Hmmm.....
2. My Plate is Very Full
See #1 or the opening paragraph. I am beginning to feel a bit like the circus act person spinning plates with one foot left on the ground. I need better balance. I find it hard to say no to invitations. I first feel that I usually don't have a legitimate excuse to say no - "Sorry, I need to stay home and be lame" doesn't seem like a good excuse to me. If I do say no, I feel like I am missing out on the opportunity to live life, see my friends, and keep up connections. :-/ And then there is everything else that I'm juggling. Whoo boy.
I had my interview for Physician Assistant School on Wednesday. I was very nervous. The questions asked were a bunch of ethical scenarios, and I am disappointed because I don't feel like they were able to get a true sense of who I am. Regardless, it was hard to tell their reactions to my answers. I was not given an immediate seat offer (only a few applicants do get immediate seat offers at this school), so I will be waiting until March to hear if it's a Yes or a No. Life is kind of on hold until then...
I've been struggling to write posts for a few months now. With no immediate race plans (or at least race plans that require serious training), I am finding that I have little to say or write. I want to update you guys, but "I ran 2 miles twice this week" isn't too thrilling, and I'm not cool enough to do product reviews.
I think that I may need to return to cycling. I haven't been on my bike since Thanksgiving, and my total number of rides last year was probably 10 or less. As much as I love running, I don't think it's doing much for me as far as weight management is concerned. Maybe cycling is something I should look into. Heart rate is typically a little lower while riding, and I can go for hours on a bike (whereas there is a serious limit to how much time one can spend running). I have not heard of any cyclists getting overuse injuries either. 2 things that make me frown a little at cycling, especially during the winter - 1. Raynaud's Syndrome: I have invested in some winter things for cycling, and still, my feet turned into ice blocks less than 10 miles into my ride on Thanksgiving. Then, I spent the rest of the ride freaking out and worrying about my feet. The longer the extremities go without circulation, the more likely that tissue damage will occur. 2. It's SO cold. I always warm up when I run, so I don't really care about the temperature. Cycling is a whole different story. Sitting on a bike, I'm sweating but my heart rate isn't extremely high. Wind is cutting through my clothes. Ugh. Do I sound whiny yet? I guess I might just have to suck it up and see how a ride goes....