July 8th, 2007

Taking a month off.

Since many have asked, I thought I'd explain a bit. I'm taking July off from racing to sit around and enjoy life a bit.

I had a good time at Miller Motorsports Park, but I didn't do well and I'm pretty unhappy about that. I'm not sure my heart is in it right now. I don't know if it was the crash the week before, or personal drama that was going on during that, or just me trying to adapt to lots of changes in my life.

Right now, I'm just taking a deep breath and enjoy July. I'll be back on the track in August.

Unexpect result from Interval Training

So I'm trying out a new-ish technique called Interval Training in a vain attempt to lose the final 20lbs that I really need to lose. Today was the first day.

My regiment was 10 minutes of cardio, 5 minutes of non-stop weights, repeat, rinse, repeat. I did this for 1 hour. When I did weights I would do one exercise for 15 reps, then jump up and do a related exercise for 15 reps, then back to the original. I usually could only complete a total of 60 reps before my body flat out gave out, and I would crawl back to the cardio machine.

Now I usually work out for an hour, 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weights. This was much, much harder because there were no breaks. Oddly, however, when I left I wasn't even half as exhausted as I normally am. I was energized and enthused. Totally turned on, happy.

I'm baking cookies right now, drinking a Cab Franc and dancing around the room.

Very odd, but nice!