Thanks to Courtney, I learned that today is the 17th Anniversary of the movie Clueless! Can you believe it has been 17 years?
Clueless is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. I can pretty much quote it word for word. The quote that is the title of this post, in fact, is very relevant to my day today. Because, today, I did something that every girl dreams of: I took my driver’s test! But if you want to know if I passed (and why, at 34 years old, I’m taking my driver’s test again), you’ll have wait until the end of this post…
First, I’d like to talk a little about how Kristen, over at Following Fit put out a 7 day challenge called “Feats of Strength: A Mile a Day”. Now, I love a good challenge so I was definitely in. Since the day she posted about it, I had just happened to run a mile that morning, I figured I could jump right in. Then yesterday happened and I didn’t get a workout in at all. I was so bummed, until I realized that I biked to work! I live exactly one mile from work! Since the challenge is just to move in some way for one mile, it qualifies! I was excited to realize I hadn’t crapped out on the challenge so early.
This morning, my plan was to run 3 to 4 miles, but when I woke up, it was pouring rain. The gym is still closed for maintenance (is it just me, or is this the longest week ever?), so the treadmill was out of the question. To Netflix I went!
Today’s Netflix Instant workout was Crunch Boot Camp Training:
This wasn’t a boot camp style workout, in my opinion. It was by no means an easy workout, but it was pretty much just a cardio fusion workout. The only reason it qualifed as ‘Boot Camp’ was the camouflage and the fact that the instructor called the participants “Soldier” a lot. But I really did like this workout. You start out with an aerobics like warm up — lots of marching, toe taps, etc. Then you move on to alternating between strength moves and cardio moves. There are a lot of push ups, and she varies the types of push ups you do as well (regular, stacked feet, tricep). There are also some abs moves. It was 30 minutes long, and by the end my heart was pumping and I was dripping with sweat. I like to workout a little longer than 30 minutes, so once I was done, I went out for a run (the rain had stopped by this point). My Nike+ app said I had run my fastest mile (9:25). My actual fastest mile of all time is 8:08 (I’m slow), in case you were wondering.
After my workout, I made myself pretty for the DMV (gotta look nice in a photo you carry around in your wallet at all times!), and had some breakfast:
Ok, so here is why I had to re-take my driver’s license. My birthday is on Christmas Day. Every time I’ve renewed my license, I’ve done it the day after Christmas. This year, I had to switch from a Pennsylvania license to a West Virginia license and while I should have done it before my PA license expired, I put off going to the DMV (do you blame me?) so much that when the day after Christmas arrived, I had to rush over there…and they were closed. I guess because Christmas was on a Sunday last year, Monday was a federal holiday. If your license expires, you have to start all over again.
You’ll notice that it is July. Yes, I really put this off. I rarely drive, so it wasn’t that big of a deal, except not having an ID (that was annoying.) But, today I went and I took the written test. I’ll take the driving test next week and I’ll be back in action. Sometimes, I’m bad at being an adult. In the meantime, I’m having fun telling everyone I got my learner’s permit today. :)
In other news, apparently the roof of the hotel we are supposed to stay at this weekend has blown off due to a storm in Louisville last night. The weekend weather adventures continue!
That’s all for today! Talk to you all soon….I hope not sporadically!
What do you think of your Driver’s License picture?
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Do you get stressed out when a wrench is thrown into your weekend plans?