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Blog Challenge- Day 13

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

13. True of false: I need to be pushed. Elaborate.

Yesterday's question was do I LIKE to be pushed... but do I NEED to be pushed? I think sometimes I do need a little scoot from an outside source. I am pretty good about pushing myself, but lately I have been slacking a bit. I haven't been out running yet this week due to weather (36 degrees and pouring rain makes me want to curl up with a book all day) and today it was ice on the sidewalks. I could have put on my reflective vest and run in the street which was clear, but that always makes me nervous, so instead I settled for walking the dog and doing yoga. My streak is still alive (Day 782!), but it has been a slack time for me. I need to crank out some miles on the elliptical or the rower, and get over this slothfullness that plagues me when the weather sucks. (Either that or move somewhere warmer.) I think if I had a running buddy, someone here, in person, to keep me accountable, then I wouldn't be such a wuss about the weather. So, yes, occasionally I do need to be pushed.


It snowed for real last night. There were all sorts of cars off the road and accidents happening. Glad I didn't have to be out in it last night. Today was enough for me. The roads were pretty clear, but on the way home from taking mom to the wound clinic it got kind of dicey. Not quite whiteout conditions. The ice on the sidewalks gave me a moments pause when I took Cooper out for his morning walk. I had been thinking of getting in that run today, but I was slipping around in my Winter boots. I figure I would have landed on my butt if I had tried running on that. It is supposed to warm up in a couple days, so maybe I can talk myself into getting out there once the ice is gone. I can foresee the ice being an issue for me pretty much all Winter. I am paranoid about falling on the stuff.

I have to go to court tomorrow night for the ticket I got for driving my mom's car with the lapsed inspection. I am a little nervous, but hopefully, since I made sure her car was inspected the very next morning the fine will be dropped and all I will have to pay is court costs.
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    I guess I do all of my pushing. Wishing I had more offline friends who were willing to participate in my fitness journey!
    1565 days ago
    Chandra just caught up on all your blogs. You are so motivated and get out there a do it!
    1565 days ago
    How would you go about finding a local running buddy? Is there a running group in your area?
    1565 days ago
    Yikes...walk carefully and good luck for the court date. Most of the time the judges are pretty lenient if you have taken care of the matter! emoticon
    1565 days ago
    I hope it goes well for you.
    1565 days ago
    Good Luck with court !With my mobility issues the ice terrifies me !
    1565 days ago
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    Icy sidewalks and streets! The bane of fitness fanatics everywhere!! I am very frustrated that it has started out that way already. Today was warm and sunny, just enough above freezing to start the melt. Formally clear sidewalks now have a trail of black ice running over them from the snowmelt of lawns (always they are sloped towards the street so the water runs across it) It going to be a nightmare walking to the club tomorrow. As I don't drive and have to walk everywhere I go, I am stuck with dealing with these poor conditions almost very single day. Both my Mom and Step dad have had serious falls. already Better safe then sorry. Injuries are so not worth it.
    Take care of yourself!!!
    Good luck with the court case!
    1565 days ago
    Sending good vibes your way that the judge will drop the charges!

    1565 days ago
    I don't think it's wussy to avoid running in crappy weather, I think it's SMART! But then, I'm very klutzy and would probably kill myself. But anyway, yoga is giving your body a different challenge.
    1565 days ago
    good luck with court. better luck with the sidewalks- just take your time and look out for the icy patches.
    1565 days ago
    Good luck in court. I give you credit. I would not have gone to court to clear the violation.
    1565 days ago
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