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