So far I am not succeeding.
We got our first batch of winter weather this week. Nothing crazy, just a tad bit of snow. Despite the fact that it snowed several days this week, we only have a dusting which doesn’t last very long. Just staying around long enough for you to catch a glimpse, then it’s gone till the next day.
This morning I woke up to this on the deck, which I walked all over in my sleepy stupor because Rocky got me up at 5am (fun!). Sorry Scott! I took a pic of it before it melted!
It wasn’t the snow or the cold that has been keeping me inside this week, you all know I can kick some winter butt. It’s been the wind. The wind has kept me from running and instead I’ve been doing workout DVDs.
Thank goodness I just ordered some new ones to test out and add to my library!
I did DVDs three times this week, including today because wind kept me from enjoying a long run. I was really looking forward to a long run this morning and when I realized that wasn’t going to happen I almost cried.
Could I be any more dramatic? It’s slightly ridiculous, I know, but this past week has been a tad bit stressful and busy. In order to sort of ground and reset myself, I run. That’s my “me” time where I clear my head, destress, and work through anything that needs attention. Not getting a chance to do that this week has left me feeling off balance.
I still worked out, focusing more on strength and stretching with small amounts of cardio worked in. I had to have some cardio because I’m a cardio fiend, and need to get that sweat and heart-rate going for me to feel like I accomplished something.
This week was definitely a test in patience and I was pushed out of my comfort zone. Running four times a week is my happy place. Running once a week is stressful. Instead of doing nothing and pouting, I did something else (though I still pouted).
Is it the end of the world? Obviously not and tomorrow starts a brand new week.
Do you have a preferred type of exercise? What do you do if you’re unable to do it that day or that week?