Happy post new year! I hope everyone else is getting themselves back at it.
I’ll be 110% back on the training and healthy eating bandwagon on Monday. I’m on par today and was yesterday too, but we have one last holiday party to attend on Saturday and it’s notoriously bad food heavy.
You know what’s really frustrating? When a workout is a complete crash and burn failure.
Thursday was a crash and burn for me. Against all my wills and every fiber of my being I made it to the gym for my morning workout. I should have just stayed in bed.
I thought it would be fun to bring my tablet and watch the Kona coverage and get a long run in to ring in the start of training in the new year. I even got it all situated, paired with my headphones, everything, at home the night before. But it wasn’t having it come Thursday morning. The video kept freezing to buffer so I switched from my 4G to wifi and from there it just refused to work at all, period. The whole time I was fighting with it I was also running. I felt my watch buzz me at the mile and realized that ten minutes of fighting it was getting me no where and conceded. One lousy mile to ring in the new year.
So I changed gears. I didn’t bring my ipod, so sans music I decided to row. I switched my watch out of run mode and settled onto the erg for a 2000 meter endurance sprint. And wouldn’t you believe 1300 meters in I realized I never started my watch. Fail. All sorts of fail. I immediately gave up. I just couldn’t do it.
I did get myself to spinning though, so I feel like I still managed to pull out a decent workout. Only three of us showed up given the horrible weather conditions. One other regular and the instructor’s husband. And the instructor started out by saying “Good, no students, now we actually have a hard workout for once.” Um, what? Your class is always hard! This particular instructor is the most difficult of the six spin instructors, and I know because I’ve done all six of their classes more than once each. So I definitely got my butt kicked last night.
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Today, the weather is brutal. Rob and I bundled up and spent an hour clearing the snow. I did a bunch of shoveling while he snowblowed the driveway. It was only 1F with a windchill of -15F while we were out there, so that’s my workout for the day. My work closed, so I’ll be hunkered down at home all day.