-Why is it so darn hard to cancel a gym membership? So much unnecessary back and forth. BTW: I’m not giving up on my fitness journey. However, it does not make sense to pay for a membership to New York Sports Club, when my bouldering gym has free weights and cardio equipment. Also, the bouldering gym does not remind me of a what would have been a casting call for HBO’s Oz.
-I case you do not know about HBO’s Oz is: “Oz is an American television drama series set at a fictional men’s prison created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series’s 56 episodes. “Oz” is the nickname for the Oswald State Correctional Facility, formerly Oswald State Penitentiary, a fictional level 4 maximum-security state prison.” (Source: Wikipedia)
-I think today was the first time that I ran outside in ages. But, I gotta start weening myself off of treadmill running. Since we still have to (or should) wear masks inside, I sweat out 3-5 masks during a treadmill run so I can run only about 45 minutes indoors before being unable to breathe through the sweat-soaked masks.
-Some serenity after this morning’s interval run.
-I thought taking a week off would reignite my motivation, but I’m still struggling to find some zest in my life. Well . . . mainly finding zest in my professional life.
-Hmmm, it’s time for an upgraded version of KOS Jr., Ph.D. (that’s me by the way). First thing maybe I’ll change the Jr. to the II. 😉 There, I’ve renamed myself KOS II, Ph.D.
-Besides changing the Jr to II, my upgraded self will involve standing up for myself more. Not that I have a problem saying what’s on mind, I think that I need to be a little less go with the flow regarding my professional life. *Perhaps, I’ll write another post explaining more of what I mean.*
-Sometimes, I think that I made a mistake leaving biomedical research and moving into administration in higher ed.
-I need to make a summer reading list because I have been watching WAY too much TV during this pandemic. Perhaps, the hubby and I should do a TV-free night every week. Last night, we actually watched 90 Day Finace: Pillow Talk, which is essentially watching some of the 90 Day Finace couples watching episodes of the same goddamn show.
-I have a birthday coming up in 15 days, but have no idea of how I want to celebrate it. Last year’s birthday does not count, right? Someone on the Wendy Williams show said that birthdays during a pandemic or incarceration do not count.
-As more in-person races begin to appear on New York Road Runners’ calendar, I’m somewhat conflicted to sign up for them. Mainly, because these IG posts from Rebuild NYRR keep popping up on my feed.
-More info about Rebuild NYRR: “We, current and former NYRR employees, are appealing for your support. Inspired by friends and counterparts at other organizations working to dismantle institutional racism and oppression, a coalition of current and former NYRR employees are calling for the immediate resignation of Michael Capiraso, President and CEO of NYRR. We are also calling for the Board to commit to the implementation of policies that will level the playing field for all employees, especially those representing marginalized communities.”
-Speaking of NYRR:
-Did anyone see the solar eclipse this morning?
-Using free weights, how many reps should one do? Why is 10 the most common number for reps? Why not 9, 11, or 13?
-I hate when Asian restaurants assume that I cannot eat with chop sticks. Especially, places where I have eaten for YEARS!!! In case you are interested, I went with a Yellowtail Scallion Roll and an Eel Cucumber Roll for my lunch.
QuestionS of the Day:
Any summer or fall races on your calendar? I need some inspiration.
Are folks still doing virtual challenges/races? The previous question reminded me that I’m supposed to be logging miles for my NYCRuns 2021 challenge.