21 hours ago
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Snowy Cold Day Off!
It's a snow day - here and around half of the country! It will surprise some of you that I went to the gym today seeing as how I love running in blizzards! But it fit into the way my day was unfolding. I had an appt. at 6 tonight that was messing with other plans. So when I heard we had a snow day I called to see if there were cancellations - well yeah - not everyone is willing to drive in this stuff. I was going for my yearly mammogram and hated to miss it. I am superstitious that if I change it something bad will happen. I could have had my pick of anytime as EVERYONE cancelled. Well, at least she offered me many times when I called and when I was there I was the only one. But I am getting ahead of myself.
I couldn't sleep this morning so I got up and went to the gym before my appointment. I don't do dark running especially when there is a blizzard raging. So off I went for my third visit this week to the gym. They have actually all been good. Yesterday was a speed workout and I did great! It is my least favorite workout so I love it when it goes well. Today I was the only person there, it was like it was my own personal gym. I did ponder cross country skiing once I got home but I felt chilled and threw that thought away.
Once I headed out for my appt. the roads were not so great. I went up one hill that had a car stopped dead right in the middle of it. I just went around and my old but trusty car went right on up it. The problem was also the zero visibility. It was incredibly bad. Right now it is hardly snowing. Jeeze I want this to be the big dump it is supposed to be!
I have to say when I was running on the treadmill today I was feeling pretty good about myself. I have been exercising for a fair number of years now and I don't allow myself excuses to not workout. I find ways to fit it into busy schedules. This week (well until this snow day) was just jam packed with can't miss it stuff. But I had figured out how to get my work outs in. There are many many days after work that I would so much rather just turn the car right instead of left and head on home. But I turn left and go to the gym. I usually find once I am about 10 minutes into a run that I feel just fine about it. And I am ALWAYS glad I did it when I am done. If anything I have a problem working out when it would be smarter not to. (injuries/sickness) But I am getting smarter! When I was sick over New Years I missed two days of running. I DID NOT make them up the next week which I would have always done in the past. But I am trying to be more moderate -somewhat - and not get reinjured!
So like I said, when it comes to my self esteem in terms of feeling fit - I feel darn good!
Also - yesterday someone gave me some Girls on the Run fliers. I talked to my girls (students) about it and I think I convinced every one of them that they want to do it. Of course their parents might not agree but at least the seed is planted! Emily coached it one year and I got to help out at the race which was just awesome! I plan to go this year as I have some girls who are 100% doing it!
Enjoy the snow, sun, fog, rain, whatever the weather Gods are bringing you!