Lately I'm noticing more and more that the old, trite saying is true: the only constant in life is change. My workouts recently have been purposeful, focused, driven. Not that I don't always try to be that way when it comes to my fitness, but it seems like I've had so many distractions developing that it's taken a concerted effort on my part to not let it all affect me too much. While there are some things going on causing me some strife and concern in my little, insignificant world, I realize that there are times when we just need to let go of the things in our lives that we can't control. That's why I've been focusing more on the things I can control and just trying to enjoy my life a day at a time.
Last week I finished out the week with an interval run of 4 miles on Thursday, followed by Muscle Fusion X. Misty was still laid up with her bad back, so Brandi filled in for her, teaching a great class and giving us an awesome workout. Friday was chest/abs day. I tried to push myself, even though I'm still learning some of my new exercises, and I guess I did okay because I was sore in all the right places on Saturday. :)
Saturday was my long run day, and when I woke up to several inches of fresh snow and crazy, blowing wind, I was a little discouraged. My friend and running buddy, Lisa, decided to go to the gym for her workout, so I was on my own. I sat looking out the window for about 10 seconds before jumping up and getting my running gear on so I wouldn't have time to change my mind. I was supposed to do a run of 14 miles, but I decided to do something a little different, given the circumstances. I set my Garmin to alert me when I had been running for 2 hours, instead of gauging my miles. When it's snowing, windy, cold, it's hard to run at the same pace I normally do and it can get a little depressing. Once I was out there, I hit the 2 hour mark, saw that I was only at a little over 10 miles, and just decided that since I was already cold and wet, I might as well at least make it to 12. When I finished my run, Chris and I went to the gym and while he did his weights, I did some ab work, (and a bonus set of pull-ups). :)
Yesterday was a rest day and it felt pretty dang good. This morning I wanted to do my run outside. I was scheduled for a 7 miler, but when I saw the temperature was around 9 degrees, I decided to just run on the treadmill. As soon as I finished, Chris and I went to the gym where I spent a little over an hour doing my back/abs workout and then I went to a spin class. Misty was there to teach and it felt sooo good to sweat so much. :)