Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Still a little cold here in Northeast Ohio. The kids and my wife (who's a teacher) are still off due to the temperatures. That makes an extra three days on their Christmas break. Since I work from home most of the time, it's nice having them around the house so much. I really love being with my family. That is one of the main reasons that I have chosen to create a healthier version of myself. I want to be around for a long time to spend all the time I can with them.
The challenge with the temperatures being what they are is getting in my walks. It is just too cold to head up the street. I do strength training every other day and walks on the alternating days. Last night I decided that I would try something new. I decided to give the Couch to 5 K program (C25K) a try again. Given that it was too cold to head outside I did it in the basement. We built a new house last year and our basement is pretty big and open. It wasn't like running outside. It was a little cramped, but it beat sitting on the couch not working out because of the cold weather. After the first couple of runs, I was wondering if I was going to make it through the first session, but I kept pushing through it and by the time I was done I felt great and believed I could actually go longer. I'm looking forward to continuing with the C25K program and moving it outside when the weather cooperates, but for now I'm thrilled I found that I can pull it off in our basement.
~ Never Stop Moving