Monday- 3 stars running
I got up early - before 5 which is very early for me and went to the gym. I had a meeting at 4:15 which is when I usually would be heading to the gym. I knew it would make me on edge to be at the meeting worrying about fitting a workout in so I got up and did it. It was a fine workout - lots of energy and good feeling to have it done.
Tuesday - 3 stars running
3 stars biking
I got up early at a slightly later time than the day before but I was in town running the dark streets by 5:35. I like these early morning dark runs. I am in town so there are street lights and a decent amount of people out there. I have no idea who but I see their reflective clothing and flashlights and we say hi. I wear a headlamp - totally necessary to not wipe out on the terrible sidewalks. I enjoy this but I am so hesitant because of the sidewalks it's only a 3.
After work I was home and biking by 4:30. It was sunny at my house but I was quickly in the shade and cold. I am still not dressing right for these fall rides. I was cold but it was not unbearable. The foliage is still pretty although the wind and rain yesterday took a lot of the leaves. This ride gets a 3.
Wednesday 3 stars biking
I took my gym bag to work planning to go to the gym and run. But it was another gorgeous day and I opted to come home and bike instead. I dressed better and wasn't cold. I was amazed at how many additional trees looked bare today. I didn't stop and take a picture of anything until I was on my way back. I tried to get a picture of my shadow but I left it a little late. The following picture is the best I could do. It was a good ride as most fall rides are but not a 4. I am hoping for that on my Friday ride but it will depend on the weather.
Thursday 2 stars swimming
3 stars running
I got to the pool this morning a little later than I wanted as usual and thought maybe the pool was closed and I didn't know it. There were no other cars. Well, I had the pool to myself for about 20 minutes. (We're not supposed to swim alone but I didn't have the time to just sit there.) The pool used to be much less crowded and this was common but it's been awhile so it felt just plain wonderful to be alone. No one was crowding me in my lane. I wasn't thinking about how much faster everyone else was. But I can only give this workout a 2 as I didn't put much effort into it.
I hurried home from work to fit a run in. Again I had my bag packed for the gym but it was very nice out so home I came. I had to hurry as I didn't have an extra minute but I did fit it in. It was a good run but again - not a 4. Once I got home I had to put the
ferocious lion cat into the carrier and haul him off to the vet for a wellness check and 3 shots. This is after spending 5 days giving trying to give the cats their pills 2 times a day. I can't begin to tell you how much fun that was. I took the pills to the vets and it took 2 of them to give Simba a pill and they remarked about how strong he is. Yeah, I know. One day one of the cats got his claw caught in my finger! Good times. I finally decided they had gotten enough, we all needed to come out of this alive. So I have no swimming or running pictures but how about a couple of cat pictures.
The two younger cats for the first vet visit - admiring
the great outdoors they wish they were in.
Simba - just daring me to try to give him another pill.
He thought he had completely worn me down and then I take
him to the vet where he proceeds to try and hide in the sink.
Friday 4 stars biking
I had a feeling it was going to be a 4 star workout. I was biking. It was a beautiful day. I was biking on the bike path and causeway! I got a friend to go with me. The weather was so perfect for mid October. It wasn't crowded and the best word to describe the whole ride was glorious. I can't wait to go back.
We kept up a good pace on an easy ride that helped me relax after a busy day. Perfect.
Sunday running - 4 stars
Today was the Chase Away K9 Cancer 5K. It will get it's own post but for now it was a 4 star workout because it was a race I did with my son and grand dog on a gorgeous fall day.