Thursday, July 26, 2012
So, 2 days ago was supposed to be a rest day, and it was, but for the 35 minutes I walked my dog. Yesterday was more likely to be a run day, but then I had too late of a start and it got hot, so I didn't run. My bike was also (minorly) broken when I took a little spill by failing to clip out in time the last time I rode. The shifter was just knocked over on the handlebar - nothing major, but I don't know how to fix it myself (I far prefer to ride when it's hot outside). I also had a ton of errands to do (including the bike shop for said repair, plus stocking up on CO2 cartridges) related to me returning to school this fall. So, rather than do nothing, I walked to the ID picture place, walked to the post office, and then went and picked up my bike and walked it to the bike shop before walking my dog for a total of a little under 4 miles walked. I never would have done this if I didn't feel like I had to meet all of my goals on here, so that's awesome. The athletic goals don't have the same pull anymore and never feel as immediate.
Anyway, today dawns and I consider running before massive thunderstorms move through my neighborhood. Then I find out the high for today is supposed to be 94, but not until afternoon, when the thunderstorms might stop. I neither want to run, bike, nor walk the dog, and my husband randomly took the car to work (he usually takes the subway) so there's no car to get to the YMCA pool. My regularly scheduled workouts are dangerous (lightning strike, anyone?) so what do I do???? I feel like a slacker already because I haven't done any s/b/r for 3 days now, but I have at least moved around and done something, by spark standards. I'm thinking about turning on the a/c and doing some old school yoga video / fitness streams from netflix. That will amuse my teenage son, at least.