So this weekend I went to Runyon for the first time in a couple of years. It’s a very different trail then the one I usually take in Griffith Park and I can definitely feel it. It is very important to change up your routine regularly, do different workouts because our bodies adapt very fast and you don’t get much out of it if you keep doing the same thing. From now on I think I’ll rotate the trails I take every week, don’t get too comfortable, keep surprising myself with what I can do.
Honestly, our bodies are amazing. It’s our brains that tell us we can’t do anymore but at that point you can always do at least 20-30% more.. (unless there is pain, of course then you stop. But I mean PAIN not just burn from the workout!)
A few years ago I did a half a marathon on a rowing machine. I was in pretty bad shape, hadn’t worked out in months but met some friends from the gym at a bar and they were gonna do the marathon the next day. I was drunk and said I’d join.
Then, so I wouldn’t be balls (can’t say pussy cause pussies are hardcore, balls are weak) I had to show up, on maybe 4 hours of sleep and I started rowing. About an hour in I felt like I was gonna faint. Another hour and I thought I was gonna die but then I managed to finish the whole thing in 2 hours and 20 mins I think..
You always have more in you than you think.
I now always force myself to go over 2 mins doing the plank. Even if my mind is going “duuuuude, stop, I beg you! You can’t do this!” I can and I will! (I know 2 mins isn’t that much but hey, it’s more than I used to be able to do a couple of months ago! That’s what this is all about. Being better than you were. That’s with everything in life I feel)
Yesterday I made an apple pie and I used a recipe I found online. Which was a total fuck-up cause I didn’t realize that he recipe told me to buy a crust and the rest was for some sugar-melt thing you pour over the apples (I know, I know, I need to read the recipe better before starting, I don’t know what’s wrong with me lately). Anyways, so I had to use 2 different recipes, one for the crust and another for sugar-melt thing, which I had already started to make on a pan which I had to turn off and the sugar-melt was all clumpy. It was a complete disaster and it was the ugliest pie I’ve ever seen but it was FUCKING DELICIOUS. I ate way too much of it. No wonder I felt like shit for like 4 hour afterwards haha! I’ll continue practicing making apple pie, combining recipes to make my own and when I feel like I’ve mastered it I’ll blog about it.
Anyways, I know I haven’t been blogging much, I just feel like I have very little to say lately.
Happy Monday, hang in there.