I am glad we are already midway though the week. February is practically over and it feels like it barely even started! Time is flying! Anyway, it’s another rainy day here – and although I was hoping for way more – I’m so glad its wet outside! While the rest of the US is dealing with polar votex’s and crazy snow storms, we are rationing water and seeing desert like conditions. I’m trying not to complain, but it is kind of scary. We need water badly here.
This used to be marshland. (photo courtesy of Brazens Photo Album
My favorite lake, although still very low, looked like it may be getting a bit more water from todays showers. But, its going to take a lot more to get it to the levels it should be at.
So low! (photo courtesy of LC's FB page)
We should see more rain through the rest of this week, and possibly through the weekend. This means I might be racing in the rain with Brazen on Saturday, but we shall see!
The streak continues...
It will be one “Hellyer” of a run if it does rain…
On Monday I met up with a new trainer. I felt a bit guilty at first, but that quickly faded when I tried to reach my previous trainer (of 3 years!) again and still no luck. I think I’m just going to accept that he must have fallen off of the planet, or maybe got swallowed up by a sink hole?! Geez. Its actually starting to irritate me now. If he decided to stop training, he should just tell people! Oh well…I digress.
I met with the new trainer and we did a small sample workout just so I could get an idea of what she was like. In the short 20-25 minute session, I found myself sweating like a cow, breathing like a moose in labor, and grunting like a pig. It sure wasn’t pretty. And I don’t think this is what it means when they say, “you’re a beast” either! My lack of
motivation training for the last month is most certainly catching up with me!
I did enjoy her encouragement and calm demeanor. She is also very well educated and seems to really have it together when it comes to explaining why she is having me do whatever it is I’m doing. For the last 2 days, I have been incredibly sore!!! Wow. It’s actually funny, because I’m walking oddly. But – its for the best, right?!
Today I made the decision that, even though she is more costly, I would like to give it a go. I was all excited, and then I got an email back saying she’s actually going on vacation for a “couple of weeks.”
I replied, saying I would prefer to start when she returns from her vacay. I think its better as far as consistency goes, and also – it allows extra time for my ankle to heal even more. So, now I will not officially start till 3/19.
In the mean time, I guess I’m going to have to take things into my own hands….again. I really struggle with cross training on my own – because, I actually hate it. I do have resources available, a.k.a : the NTC app, as well as countless hours of training under my belt. I’m pretty sure I could whip up my own little strength circuit…its just doing it that seems to be the issue. Haha!
Today, even though I’m moving around like a sloth (due to sore legs from Monday’s workout) I decided I needed to do something. Work was driving me bonkers
as usual and I just needed to step away from the madness. During my lunch hour, I hit the gym for a short RUNch break. I started my rendezvous with 20 minutes on the bike, thinking it might help loosen up the ‘ol legs.
OMG. So. Painful.
Since I was limited on time, I made a “quick” (read that as : hobbled like a crazy person) dash to the treadmill. I started with a 5 minute walk – which felt more like 5 minutes of me doing Jell-O impressions. Then I went to a jog, although it was hard, it felt easier than walking. It was the kind of run, where you are going and going, and going…you’re legs feel like lead, your body is tired, you’re breathing a little too hard and then…
You look at the timer and its only been like 2 minutes and you’re barely moving along mileage wise.
I had to laugh at this. It really was a crappy treadmill run…but at the same time, I was happy to be there and not at my desk. I did reach a point during the run that a spontaneous smile appeared on my face. After that, I felt much better.
I did walk a few times, only because I’ve somehow stretched my ankle in a weird way today, and it was pretty achy – so I wanted to be a little more cautious.
After I was done, I raced home and finished up my work day…which was long because I worked overtime. The mid day break did make a difference though, so that was great.
I’m hoping to get a few more workouts in this week, so hopefully that pans out.
Well, that’s all I have for now – so, have a great evening!