Night Run and ExerCircuit Fitness Parcourse Modeling
Location: Northridge and CSUN campus
3 miles 2.9 miles (The garmin died so we had to old school mapmyrun it)
Time: Probably close to 25 minutes but I forgot to charge my Garmin (because I am the worst)
Our Tuesday night 3 mile run DID NOT go as planned. The night started out on a high note with an amazing pasta dinner of low-fat cheese ravioli, asparagus and a side of garlic bread. For anyone who knows Mike and/or I, we do not cook. So boiling water for pasta and turning on the oven for garlic bread is like a huge deal. HUGE. This was our first prepared meal together and we took it very seriously.
See that burning Warm Vanilla candle in the background? That is no accident. We did that on purpose. Because as I said, we took this meal to serious town. Also, please note the placement of the forks. Apparently forks go on the left side of the plate. News to me.
So after our delicious pasta dinner we settled onto the couch to digest and watch an episode of ‘I Used To Be Fat’ on my laptop. I love this show and wanted Mike to love it as much as I do (we have very different opinions of what counts as quality television programming. While I enjoy the Biggest Loser and seeing what the Kardashian klan is up to, Mike prefers Hoarders and I Almost Got Away With it, a show about husbands who kill their wives with arsenic or something. I feel like I should be nervous about this but until he takes out a life insurance policy in my name I’m going to assume we’re cool). Anyways, he admitted I Used To Be Fat isn’t that bad and the kid on the episode lost a lot of weight, gained confidence, and started on a path to becoming a ladies man and earning a college degree. Big whoop. Mike and I found it incredibly difficult from the beginning to care about the overweight teen when we saw the trainer MTV had given him…
That is Joey. Yeah. Take it in. Take. it. all. in. This man can rock a black turtleneck sweater like no one’s business. I know you like it. Although Joey was quirky and probably missing some much needed brain cells, he did a great job as the teen’s personal trainer…and probably had a lot to do with the recent surge of black turtleneck sweater sales.
So after oogling Joey and experiencing the emotional rollercoaster of attaining one’s weight loss dream, it was time to set off for our run. After a long day of watching Millionaire Matchmaker and Scouted I was exhausted and it felt good to know we only had a 3 mile run on the training plan. Recently Mike has been wearing the Garmin watch which I think has helped me focus more on running at a comfortable pace than worrying about keeping a certain pace. I like him for that. What I don’t like is how the Garmin decided to die on us 300 feet into the run. Really cool Garmin. Thanks for that. Luckily Mike has been running without a Garmin for a few months while I was still living in Maryland so he’s pretty good at estimating distance while running through local communities and on CSUN’s campus. We ended up doing 2.9 miles and it felt awesome! Such a good night run.
Once we were on campus Mike had to make a detour to his office to finish up a few things for work. When he was done we walked over to the outdoor ExerCircuit Fitness Parcourse located near the campus recreation center. Below are some photos of us modeling the new exercise equipment. To any modeling agents out there reading this – yes, we are available for bookings and no, we don’t do catalogs.
exhausting ExerCircuit workout we went home to watch the latest episode of Hoarders. One of my sister’s high school friends now works for 1-800-Got-Junk and actually appeared in the episode. Unfortunately for him he had to clean out a woman’s house full of dirty diapers and dead cats. It was so difficult to watch. I can’t imagine actually having to smell it. The episode ended and I felt the overwhelming need to shower and sit by our Warm Vanilla candle until the nausea went away.