I didn’t do a Rundown post last week, not because I didn’t have time, but because it seemed like the same thing over and over again.
Am I in an exercise rut?
Nah, I just wasn’t sure I had anything new to say about the same exercises. I still love my exercise and have no desire to change it, although I am always willing to try something new.
My weeks seem to be a combination of treadmill running (three or four times), weights (once) and yoga (once). I have to work hard each day to make the time to fit my exercise in, but that isn’t that new either.Although it does seem worse recently. There are always errands to do that get in the way. Which is why I also seem to be taking two days off during the week rather than one.
I was excited that not only did I manage to run longer than I thought I could on the treadmill Saturday, I followed it up by a 30 minute run on Sunday. I have been trying to run every other day to give my leg a break, unless I was doing just a mile or so before yoga or weights. It was nice to see that my leg was strong enough to do two long (comparatively) runs in a row. (It was a bit sore for the next run, but it just needs to suck it up and strengthen, already)
And I added Burpees back into rotation. They really made a difference to my shape and strength when I did the Burpee challenge in June, so I thought I should do them a couple of times a week. That hasn’t happened, as I am only doing weights once a week at the moment and that’s where I added the Burpees. I am doing 5 Burpees in-between my arm sets. I do three sets, so I am currently doing 15 Burpees, and definitely need to increase them each week. I ought to work in my weights more than once a week too, but it’s just more fun to run or have a yoga session.
I did have a fun excursion planned for this previous Sunday, but Mother Nature, once more, stepped in to change that.
We had received more snow than normal at this time of year, which is great for snowmobiling. Not a lot of trails around here, so we had planned a trip a few hours north on Sunday.
My husband had bought a new–to him–sled in December and he was aching to get on it. Since he had a new sled, I got his. My sled was a similar model several years older than his, and since it currently goes into reverse and won’t come out of it, I was happy with the change. We had gotten to play around our back field, but were really looking forward to a long day out.
Then it rained for 18 hours. All that snow melted, and flooded.
And I do mean flood. We live near the Kennebec river, and the fact that we no longer had anything to snowmobile on was not the worst thing to happen in the area:
Cars parked along the river behind local businesses. Many of the businesses flooded too.
We did get some more snow this week (big surprise!), so my husband is headed up North this weekend for snowmobiling. Not sure those cars are out yet. Or will be anytime soon.