First, I want to apologize to all the readers of my blog for the state of In The Pink Of Condition. Immediately after joining Google+, the album for all the pictures of my blog, which uses the Blogger platform, were mysteriously erased and cannot be salvaged. I am irritated, but luckily I still possess all of the pictures! So bear with me as I fix all of my 89 previous blog posts. FML.
On a happier note, I have revamped my entire exercise routine! Yesterday, I purchased my first road bike from Danny's Cycles on 88th Street and 2nd Avenue.
I have lived in the Upper East Side for a couple years, and I had not heard about this place until yesterday. It is located right on Second Avenue where the MTA is currently in the process of building the new Second Avenue subway line. So, since the bike shop is underground and the outside is covered by constructing awnings and also due to the bad economy, the bike shop has witnessed a significant reduction in sales of their bikes. Luckily for me, however, they had a great deal on an entry-level women's road bike, the 2011 Trek Lexa S!
My bike was originally priced at $950, but was marked down to $770! I couldn't find a deal like this at the other 3 bike shops in which I looked. Danny's Cycles is having a huge Trek Sales event, so I highly suggest you head over to your neartest Danny's Cycle if you live in NY or CT, and you need a new bike!
As for my workout today, I attempted my first brick workout! What is a brick workout? Well, basically it is a term to describe training in back to back events. Also, it makes your legs feel like bricks, hence the name "brick workout".
Today I ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes, then hopped in the pool for 15 minutes. There is a 5-lane 25-yard pool with a poolside whirlpool in the gym at my graduate school. For all you non-NYC gals, a pool of this size is very hard to find in NYC without having to pay a fortune for a gym with a pool! Also, my gym offers free swim lessons on Wednesday night, so I quickly signed up for those as well!
I am seriously considering training for a sprint triathlon in September! I want to give myself a couple weeks of training first to see how my back injury holds up before signing up for the event, but I am super excited nonetheless! I found a couple new activities that I really enjoy (biking and swimming) on top of just running, and I think that this type of training will prevent me from getting injured as often as I do when I'm only running. Wish me luck!