Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Mornin', Rain is Fallin'....

It's been raining since last night around here.  I kinda love it.

I ended up skipping the gym on Friday.  I really pushed it on Thursday to hit that 6 miles.  I felt it kinda all over.  Plus, for some reason, I seemed to be feeling some after-effects of all the shoveling I did this past week.  I have this twinge thing going on in my back.

Saturday, I had a memorial service to attend.  The librarian from the Hell-Hole passed away.  I was gone the whole morning.  From the service, I went straight to Sam's, then to lunch with my brother.  Before I knew it, most of the day had gone by!  So, yeah, this was the long way to say - I skipped Saturday, too.  I know, I suck.  I had every intention of leaving my brother and going to the gym, but by the time I got home, I was wiped out.  I don't know if it was the emotional drain of the service (it was a complete shock to find out she passed away, I didn't even know she was sick [pancreatic cancer], and seeing my former coworkers was emotional.  I was SO happy to see the ones I miss, but I did NOT want to see New Principal!) or just the fact that I really pushed it on Thursday.  I just felt completely lethargic.  Maybe it was the rainy weather?  That always makes me want to hunker down with a good book/movie/TV show.  Well, whatever the hell it was, I missed another day of the gym.

But, today, there was going to be NO skipping the gym.  However, I was still feeling kinda blah.  My legs were a bit sore, and I just felt like I had no energy.  It was really hard to get out of bed this morning.  It was pouring outside, so maybe that didn't help?  But, I made myself get up and get going.  I just decided I would take it nice and easy.  I didn't even do my usual interval thing.  Just nice and steady, for 65 minutes. 

626 calories
5.17 miles
65 minutes

Now I know that 5.17 miles seems like a pittance after hitting 6 miles the other day.  But, I reminded myself that just a couple weeks ago, I was struggling to even hit 5 miles.  So, I'm cutting myself some slack, and just rejoicing in the fact that I got my big butt to the gym, and was able to do 65 minutes on the elliptical!  I didn't skip the machines, either.

Ab Crunches 30@60 (I tried to up it today, but I was losing form, so I went back down on the 2nd set)
Ab Crunches 30@50
Straight Arm Ab 2x30@60
Inner Thigh 2x30@80
Outer Thigh 2x30@80
Shoulder Press 4x15@10
Obliques 2x30@50

2013 Totals
18,662 calories
137.69 miles

Then I went home and had a yummy breakfast. =)


  1. Go Girl!!
    You need to take a break once in a while!
    After 80 consecutive days of working out- well, 84 days for me, both my husband and I earned our free dues and we took Friday off! In fact, we didn't go to the gym or swim today or yesterday...but I did run with my girls Saturday and today. The break is wonderful....your body will thank you :)

  2. You can't let yourself get out of the habit of your workouts. Some days I don't feel like biking but if I miss 2 days I'll start missing 4 then 7...

  3. Keep up the good work! listen to your body - if you're off, go to the gym but take it easy. You are giving your body a beating! And by the way, not sure what your back problems are, but if it's lower back like mine "superman" is an awesome exercise. Email me if that's it and I will tell you how it's done. very easy! And your ab crunches? OMG I am only up to 40 lbs! You rock.