It was a little depressing coming into work today knowing that just a week ago at this time I was gearing up to board a cruise ship to tropical paradise. I’m sure the gloomy gray skies and rain didn’t help much either. I should probably just be thankful its Friday and look forward to all the exciting adventures I have planned this weekend. 🙂
I know most runners thrive in the rain, but I am not a fan. With the rain I worry about my Ipod and Garmin burning out. I worry about getting blisters from my soggy wet shoes. I worry about how heavy the rain is going to make my clothes and where I am going to shed them once I’m back in my apartment. And I worry about all the extra sweat and raining going in my eyes as I try to concentrate on my run.
Basically I worry too much and the run does not become as much fun in the rain.
I prefer dry, clear mornings and when it’s raining I prefer nice, dry gym equipment.
To help stay dry I did a 25 minute hill interval work out on the elliptical and then 20 more minutes on the stationary bike. All while reading a chapter or two of Breaking Dawn. The ability to read on the equipment is just another perk of being inside on a rainy day.
When I was finished I did a 10 minute ab routine while throwing a toy for Abbie around the apartment. It’s funny how when ever I’m on the floor she sees it as instant play time. 🙂
My tropical breakfast added a touch of sunshine to the gloomy morning.
- 2/3 cup Cinnamon Puffins
- 2/3 cup Kashi Strawberry Fields
- 1/8 cup Pecan Praline Granola
- Oikos Plain Greek Yogurt
With this breakfast, I officially used the last of my bag of Trader Joe’s Pecan Praline Granola that Heather had sent me way back in January. Talk about a long run! When something is good I like to stretch it out as long as possible and I think the fact I managed to stretch this bag of granola out for well over 6 months shows how good it is. 🙂
Alright, time to get back to work. Hopefully today goes quick because I am itching for the weekend!