Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This morning I had a run scheduled but I didn't go. I lay in bed tired and achy. Last night I did 60 mins of Zumba and 40 mins of circuit training. As I lay there dreading a dark morning run I realized it wasn't the run itself that I dreaded. It was exercise altogether. I really push it on Monday's so when Tuesdays roll around I am sore and tired. I just had this epiphany today. I did get up and do 30 mins of pilates, which felt great but I miss the nice calm effect that my morning cardio gives me.
I do love the zenned out way I feel when I run. I like the cool breeze in my face, the morning light, the world all to myself. I like the calm that ensues after my run is over. I even like sweating. I like zoning out to my ipod and going into that runner's trance.
So I have decided it is time. Time to change my schedule once again. The kids are in school and we are starting to settle into our fall routine. I think I will try and get a run in this evening, although I do need to mow the lawn. The lawn can wait a day or two. It is only supposed to be in the high 70's today, perfect running weather.
On another note, I won one of the Sparkpeople Anniversary give-aways! What a surprise. I didn't get a notification or anything but when I got home from work last night I had a dvd in the mail. It is the Billy Blanks Jr. Cardio Fit, not the Cardioke. I can't wait to try it, it looks like fun. It has three sections with three different kinds of dance. Hip Hop, Western, and Bollywood. It has your typical 5 mins of warm up followed by three sections of dance...Hip Hop, Western, and Bollywood, finishing up with a 5 min cooldown. I will let you know how it is once I get a chance to try it out. Should be lots of fun!!
I hope you all continue to have a fabulous week as we cruise through Tuesday! Paige