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14 October 2010 @ 11:46 pm
 
I've been relegating running to my 'only when it's too rainy to do anything else' workout. Seems I should be incorporating it with a bit more frequency.

Still don't love it, but today was rather nice. I managed to get my run in before the rain hit, and though my pace was a bit *meh* (3 miles in 34 minutes: zombie shuffle, indeed) the trail was all but empty and smelled deliciously of autumn leaves and late-cut hay fields.

Not sure what to do tomorrow. I'm teaching again, as I did this morning and will again on Saturday, but having slacked off two days this week I really can't afford to again. Hiking would be all right, were it not to rain without cease. Had I a working bicycle, I could knock off a good ten miles. Obviously skating is out... unless I go to the Palisades Mall and hit the ice rink. And I need to get gloves and earrings and stuff to supplement my Prom Party outfit (in case you're wondering, I got kick ass faux-leather black buckle boots that I can wear to the party AND with my pirate costume the following weekend at MDRF), so it would be a one-stop trip.

Which leads me to my next bit of exercise worry... what do I do when winter hits? Don is convinced I should take up skiing, despite never having done it before. I'm thinking I need to ice skate a LOT, but I have to drive a distance to do so... though this does make me want to find an adult figure skating class geared toward the clumsy and chronically inflexible. If I can master even a halting Salchow, I can die happy.

No triple axels, though. Have we learned nothing from ICE CASTLES?

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awomanthatsblueawomanthatsblue on October 15th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of adult figure skating classes! That would be epic. You could wear leg warmers!
Kelladyjoust on October 15th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
I've begun looking for classes. No luck so far, but I will persevere!
Cat: ladyMtomincloset on October 15th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
If you decide to learn figure skating, I will stand sidelines and sing inspirational '80s ballads for you. Or a sports-training montage.
Kelladyjoust on October 15th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
And that is reason enough for me to do this. :D
Cat: ladyMtomincloset on October 15th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
PS, I will also be forced to change "Brian Boitano" to "Kelly The Awesome", and get four young boys to sing about it. Cause Kelly The Awesome doesn't take shit from AAA-NEEE-BOD-EEEEEE...
harleywenchharleywench on October 17th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
check sportorama(suffern) or bear mountain as well. Bear Mountain has a rink, but I'm not sure they have classes. Sportorama probably does.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on October 17th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
How about cross country skiing? I've never done it but a) it should be excellent exercise and b) lower risk of injury than downhill skiing.
Kelladyjoust on October 18th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
If I could be assured of the snow (and have ready access to the necessary equipment), that would be excellent. Certainly it's worth looking into!
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on October 18th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if it's just the skis that are different, or also poles /boots, but roller skis can be used if snow is lacking. You want flat smooth surfaces, similar to what you'd want for rollerblading outside.

SUNY Delhi had them for the gym students who took skiing, I'd periodically see groups of them skiing across the campus when there was no snow!

http://www.xcskiworld.com/training/rollerguide.htm