Thursday is my long day; I have class from 11am to 4pm and then again from 7 to 10pm. I usually try to go to the gym Thursday mornings before class, but seeing as I would have had to wake up at 7:30 in order to do that and I stayed up until 3am finishing The Fault in Our Stars, I decided to go during my three-hour break before my evening class, instead. I usually try to avoid the gym around 5pm all the way until about 6:30, because that seems to be when EVERYONE goes. I don’t even understand. (I would say maybe people are coming after work, but these are students!) Thankfully, I got out of class at 3:30 today and was on a treadmill by 4:10.
I had a bit of an… issue when I was running today. Sometimes, when I go a while between runs, my bladder gets very… painful and unhappy and needs to be dealt with basically right away. It had only been a week since I last ran, and before last week it had been a month and a half, so I don’t really understand why THIS time it sucked but last week it was fine. Anyway, after what I don’t think was even a mile and a half, I had to try not to keel over from discomfort as I walked up the (way too many) stairs and collapsed onto a toilet in the girls locker room. After that I ran another mile and felt far better, if not a little (a lot!) out of shape from not having exercised regularly in about two months. I’m making an effort to get back into it, I swear. I start class at noon tomorrow and I will be at the gym before then. 🙂
Working out before class is great because I can just get up, eat breakfast, throw on some clothes, and head out. Then, when I come back all sweaty, I have to get in the shower anyway to get ready for class, so it’s not even a hassle. Working out after class or after work is cool because when I come home and want to wash the sweat off my face, it doesn’t matter if I’m wearing makeup and have to wash that off as well because chances are good that I won’t be going out again. Working out between classes, though…
Today was my first time working out between classes, and also my first time in a while working out in makeup. First of all, I need to get some waterproof concealer. The rest of my eye makeup stayed in place extremely well, but since the skin on my face got sweaty, my under-eye concealer did some kind of melty, streaky thing. I use mineral foundation, which is inherently waterproof, but in dabbing my face in an effort to remove some of the sweat and oil without actually washing my face (who wants to apply a whole face of makeup twice in one day??), some of that came off, as well.
I mean, not to bore you with the details of my makeup or anything, but it really sucks to work out between classes when I’m wearing makeup. Can’t wash my face, DEFINITELY can’t shower, and it’s really just very annoying. I think I’ll stick to my morning schedule, from now on. I’ll try not to let good books get in the way too much of waking up early.
At least I’m just going to a dimly-lit auditorium for class tonight where we will be hearing a guest speaker and watching a movie. Hopefully the movie will be interesting enough that I will forget all about how I want nothing more than to stay home and read.