Monday, June 7, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

Late post today.  Blogger was having a bad morning (apparently it's catchy) and I couldn't log in.  Just one more annoying thing to test my sanity.

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 pissing raining AGAIN and I instantly wished I could just have stayed asleep and not seen that.  Felt instantly depressed and I just could not face the thought of meeting up with my running buddies.  I have run in the rain (and COLD rain at that) many, many times.  But Sunday I just could NOT face it.  I had planned a 10 mile run, but my heart was not in 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

Keep Active!


Julie said...

Hi Heidi,
Wow, you have been busy! I am the same way when we have to many days of rain! Blah, blah and enough of this stuff:) Hopefully the sunshine will make it's way into your life soon:) Nice job with your workouts!

ajh said...

Sorry for all the bad weather for working out. The walk with your teens sounds nice!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a good weekend! its good that your kids wanted to walk. thats cute!

and yay to 6 days of activity. u r on your way to 30! :)

Sarah said...

It is always amazing to me how nice weather just makes me happier. :) I have been thinking of trying a running skirt. Right now I just do capris because I hate my thighs rubbing. The running skirts just look so cute!

Nikki said...

Have you tried skirts? They're a bit pricier, but the best of all the ones I've tried. I didn't make the best of sunny Saturday either, I was out shopping and lunching. Hmmm.

Syl said...

I hear you Heidi, I am so sick of the rain too, sun would be nice! Hope things clear up for you my friend.

Fran said...

I can understand about the rain, May has been a rainy month here too. I don't mind running in the rain but I hate to start running in the rain.

Even though you didn't feel so good you still managed to get activity in every day and that's something to be proud of. You have to because I made a shout out for you on my blog and hey you can't disappoint me :lol:

I hope sunshine is coming your way soon!

Fran said...

Still think it's funny: posted this at 9.35 pm on Monday night your time. While I've just woke up and it's 6.35 am on Tuesday :lol:

Marcelle said...

Good Tuesday morning to you..
We too have had lots of rain....loads, most of May, but I took the gap every afternoon as I've noticed around 3pm every day the sky clears and the sunshines...thats my run ~ but forest is a bit mushy part of the pathway.

I'm impressed that no matter how bad you feel you still push yourself to do something...
And YES soaking up some much needed Vit D does sound better than tanning...LOL
I take daily Vit D pill with MS and then also soak the real thing in when I can.

Marlene said...

I hope that rain stays away! Glad you were still able to get in some activity over the weekend.

Laura said...

Great weekend! I got a fantastic running skirt made by Brooks that actually has shorts that don't ride up all....

kimert said...

You have been busy!! I hope the rain stays away and lots of sunshine is headed your way!! :)

Missy said...

Oh, rain! It can totally change the mood for the day. Today is super gray and rainy here and all I want to do is crawl back into bed!!