Shoveling Snow for Cardio...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Grrr, it's almost APRIL and I spent my morning shoveling my driveway!!! I want spring!!! It is 4 weeks to my tri, and haven't completed a single brick workout yet. Blergggg, not cool. Also, the gym is closed today because ISU is closed for a snow day...which is totally unheard-of around here. When I told husband my school was closed today, he wanted me to check his office...they are open, of course. Sigh.
I did a great job on potluck food at the passion play this weekend! I stayed with my strategy of eating extra veggies and keeping away from the sweets, and I got through the doubleheader weekend pretty well.
My foot has been very bad this past week though, and I'm back to wearing the brace every day; even before I get out of bed, I put it on, or else I hobble to the bathroom like an old lady. But I ran on it last week and it felt okay; I do ibuprofen before I run, and ice right after, and it did fine. But 2 days later, I got a nasty cramp in the foot, in the middle of the night, and I jumped out of bed to stretch it out, and then passed out because my blood couldn't move fast enough. Then I felt sick and lightheaded all day. Husband thinks I am stressed, but I don't have much to stress about. I have felt fine ever since that day. I took a Tylenol PM the following night and slept like a ROCK and I have felt great ever since! I really think our sleep defines us. If I don't get the sleep I need, I can't function.
Anyway, I think I did pretty good on food this past week, and I just need to get the exercise going again. I shoveled the driveway for an hour this morning, and I really feel like that was enough...but it is ideal snowshoeing weather out there so I might do that later today. I have some homework to catch up on, and then I can get outside and have some fun. If I can't train for my tri, I can at least get out there and do SOMETHING, right?