In case you were wondering, the Islanders won last night.
And I won’t complain to you that it took me FORTY MINUTES just to exit the parking lot because at least they are selling out and giving us great games to watch.
And, at least I had an ice cream sundae during the first intermission.
I am confident in assuming that out of 16, 170 people in attendance, I was the only (smart) one to bring an extra side of sundae toppings in their purse.
Like I always say, if I am going to eat it, it is going to be right. And a dinky Carvel Sundae is only right when you have enough toppings.
That small cup of ice cream with sprinkles and not enough hot fudge just wasn’t going to cut it and I knew this going into the game.
Rather than make a scene by asking the employee to keep pumping the hot fudge, I kept things calm by adding my own toppings as I ate so that I had a bite of something good with each spoonful.
You know you want to hang out with me.
Gigabody Barre Balance Video (13 minutes) & 6 Miles
Pure Barre DVD & 6.2 Treadmill Miles
The Nor’Easter wind and rain was even too much for me that I ended up on the treadmill.
And I don’t know why I always take the middle treadmill when no one is around because it means people can surround me if they show up to the gym and I don’t like people.
I always start the belt at 6.8 and never go below that. It’s my home pace.
From there I just play around with the speed to make the time fly. I went as high as 8.7 during this run (or was it 8.9? When I am going that fast I can’t even see straight).
Pure Barre DVD & 30 Minutes Elliptical
Hanukkah came early for me!
My parents sent me the Studio Series set which came with two videos, a yoga block and the grippy socks.
Oh wow is the Studio Series challenging! I can barely get through the warm-up plank positions without putting my knees down almost immediately.
It’s amazing how a new set of moves, perhaps only in the slightest variation from what you are used to, can leave you feeling as though you are completely new to not only the type of workout but exercise in general.
These videos are 45 minutes in length versus the Mile High series which is only 35 minutes. Those extra ten minutes make a difference and remind me more closely of the actual studio class.
I definitely recommend this Pure Barre series, however, if you are completely new to barre, do not start with this set!
The Mile High series, in my opinion, is easier if you are just starting out.
8 Snowy Miles & Gigabody Floor Barre Video
It was slightly snowy during my run and there was some snow on the ground but nothing crazy. I started carefully to make sure it wasn’t slippery (which it wasn’t) but I didn’t pick up any sort of pace until the 4 mile mark.
Pure Barre DVD & 5 Miles
All I will say is that sometimes I need a warm up for the Pure Barre warm up.
I was just cruising along until mile 11 when my son called to tell me I hadn’t packed him any socks (I swear I did).
When we hung up (actually, there’s like no such thing as hanging up a phone anymore so I really mean, when I pushed the button to end call) I suddenly felt done and tired.
Like the thought of three more miles suddenly felt as though I had twenty miles to go. I popped a couple of jelly beans thinking maybe it would maybe help or at least taste good to distract me.
At some point I forgot about the sudden fatigue and was hit with a burst of endorphin energy, running happier and faster for those last few miles than I did the first eleven.
Just shows you that if nothing is really wrong, you keep going and work through that mental/physical fatigue.
I want to check out the changes that Gigabody made to their videos after my review and our comments.
December 11, 2014, 8:19 pm