Saturday, January 9, 2016

Reality Check

Or should I say, bitch slap?  We've been super lucky this winter.  Not much snow, not much really cold weather.  Weather hasn't been a deterrent in getting outside and running.  All that changed today and a cold, blustery wind came to slap me in the face and remind me that yes, it is January in Minnesota.  I planned to tough it out and still get out for a run.  I made arrangements for a babysitter to come over during EJ's nap time.  And then I went to Walmart.  As the wind whipped me while I walked across the parking lot, I decided to bag the run.  Instead, I did the 21 Day Fix Challenge DVD, which always sneaks up on me.  It doesn't feel too challenging at the beginning.  And then all of a sudden I'm drenched in sweat and my heart rate is through the roof.  So good times.  The forecast is for more frigid cold tomorrow, but I'm determined to not let it get the best of me.  Plan is to get my off season "long" run of eight miles in.

Last week's workouts:

Sunday: 8 mile run
Monday: 850 yard swim; 5 mile run
Tuesday: 1 hour kettlebells, 3 mile run
Wednesday: 800 yard swim
Thursday: 1 hour kettlebells, 4 mile run
Friday: 2.5 mile run
Saturday: Fix Challenge DVD (30 min.)

I get up just before 5:00 on swimming days and just before 4:00 a.m. on kettlebell days.  After a couple of "off" weeks for the holidays, four days in a row of getting up early sort of kicked my butt.  By Thursday, I was toast.  I felt good working out in the morning, but was sooooo tired on my way to work.  Thank goodness for coffee. 

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