Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Bummed out over the cold
Well, I was a wimp last week during the ridiculously crazy combination of snow, ice, frigid temperatures we endured in Toronto. I didn't go running for 3 days! I almost drove myself crazy...pretty sure Sally was happy I got out on Thursday morning even though it was still 'well below freezing'. No, I did not enjoy the 'time off' one bit. I do like my early morning pre-dawn runs.
I thought about heading to the gym. Without a membership that wasn't an option. Plus we don't have anything convenient near our place.
Also thought about going swimming. Only for a minute though...driving on icy roads at 5:30 am to hit the Etobicoke Centenial Pool had me shuddering too much. The thought of stripping down to bathing suit and swimming in water with ice and -40 C feet away wasn't so appealing.
Skipping rope! That was an idea...not a good one unfortunately when we live in an apartment. Solid concrete floors but the neighbours below would have not been pleased at 5 am.
In the end I settled for re-starting my pushup and sit up routine. Not the same as running but strengthening the core is a great way to improve overall fitness. Thankfully though I got out for a run on Thursday morning. The icy cold air and still slippery sidewalks worked to keep me focused on running: left, right; left right! It was good!
Until next time...