It's been rough times lately and I'm trying to cope. One step at a time .... and one day at a time. I will get through this.
We have had so much rain here lately and it's kind of the final straw for me. I can handle alot of crap in my life. But I need some sunshine and I need to be outdoors, running, biking ... enjoying the simple things in life. I don't enjoy that stuff in the rain so lately it feels like my world is collapsing. I will get through it.
Friday - Worked a bit late, had chores I had to do, and was left with just enough time to do a round of the 30 Day Shred and that's it. This workout is pretty tough and thorough so I don't feel any guilt if this is all I can manage in a day.
Saturday - We actually had a half decent day. Unfortunately I wasted some of the morning away doing some chores that I should have left another day. And I made the time to color my long over-due tresses (didn't realize how much gray I have - yikes!). My daughter wanted to get out somewhere and she knows I'm always up for a walk or something. We were going to head downtown, but with the hair and all I left it too late.
We ended up going for a trail walk near home. My son and the dog came along as well. It doesn't happen often that my teens want to just hang with me for the day. It was nice. Though I did have to agree to take my son to the Gelato place before our walk (I didn't partake - yay me!).
It would have been a beautiful day for a bike ride. But this was very nice. Came home and decided to soak up as much Vitamin D as I could (somehow that sounds healthier than suntanning, huh?). However, the clouds came in again later in the day ... back to the crap.
I did head out for a run late in the evening. Didn't get too far due to more tummy issues (getting kind of sick of this) AND running skirt issues. I was determined, even though it really wasn't that warm, that I would wear my Target running skirt. The undershorts do ride up, so I took the precaution to apply Glide before I headed out. Maybe I just don't understand Glide ... but it really didn't help me. I know, from experience, that it does help reduce/prevent chafing. I use it under my arms on long runs and it works great. But on my thighs it felt like I'd applied Glue Stick and my thighs felt "grippy". I was accutely aware with every step that my thighs were rubbing - VERY distracting. I think I will have to return my Target running skirts to just comfortable casual summer wear and stick to capris for running - or eventually try out a better product.
Sunday - Woke up to it
Instead, I moped around all morning, feeling miserable and sorry for myself. Eventually I got out of my funk and took the kids to town to do a few errands. In the afternoon I helped my mother in law with a major clean-up project and hauled 20-30 lbs boxes back and forth for a few hours. By night time I was beat. I was thinking about squeezing in a short workout before bed when I realized it was 9:30. I decided that a good night's sleep was much more important than doing an "official" workout for the day. This is the 30 Days of ACTIVITY and I know that I will have other days that will more than make up for this.
So ... not an amazing weekend. Not the ton of activity I had wanted, but still some activity.
June 1 - 5 mile/8K run
June 2 - 30 Day Shred Level 1
June 3 - 4 x 1 mile treadmill intervals and core
June 4 - 30 Day Shred Level 1
June 5 - 2.5 mile walk and 1.5 mile run
June 6 - 3 Hours heavy clean-up