This is about a week ago. We have lost a lot of leaves with all the rain.
1. What have I been doing besides spectating a marathon? First what have I NOT been doing? I have not gone to the gym. I can't face that elliptical.
2. Last week I only worked out 4 days due to a family emergency (all is well) and going to Corning to watch Em race. It's not as easy to take a bike for those traveling workouts as it is to take running shoes. Besides there was really no time. So this week I have 6 workouts on the books to average out my 5 workouts a week. No worries though about doing too much because.........it...........is...........all...........cross..............training!
3. So how have I not gone to the gym?
I have been riding my bike to work every day this week. I won't be able to Friday due to two appts. after work but I'm hitting it for the first four. Wednesday turned into a torrential downpour. Two people from work offered me a ride home plus I had a voice mail from my hubby offering to come get me. But did I take them up on it? Of course not. Then I would have needed to go to the gym. So I rode home and got soaked but caught myself laughing more than once! It wasn't cold and I loved it! I will say the stuff in my backpack got soaked. Because I was coming home it wasn't an issue but if I had had my "school clothes" in there to change into when I got to work it would have been a problem? Suggestions? Plastic bags? I did wear a raincoat and the top part of me was completely dry! Oh yes, not only did I ride my bike home I did my usual going past my home to make sure I got enough mileage in!
Thursday - today - I rode to work in another downpour. I did put my clothes in a plastic bag and it worked fine. I brought a change of everything including shoes! A lot to carry but I was changed and dry within 5 minutes. I think the people I work with think I have lost it. I think my students think nothing of it! At least their image of "older" adults will include their crazy teacher who doesn't let weather stop her getting her ride in!