I haven’t been putting out my weekly posts, and not only because I have been busy with my husband’s health issues. I also changed my work schedule and, of course, the first week of the new schedule was the week after my husband’s heart attack, so getting used to that during stress was, um, fun.
I am more used to it now, and have less stress. I was offered four ten-hour days with Fridays off, so of course I took it! The beauty is I get three days off in a row…..the downside is that I work 6:15 to 4:45, which means it is hard to get in a decent amount of time before or after work for exercise.
Also, I have been doing pretty much the same thing for the last few weeks, which makes it hard to think of new ways to write about it. Basically treadmill running interspersed with yoga. I haven’t even been doing weights as I have been cleaning the horse barnyard every other night as each layer of ice lets go of muck. I figure the heavy wet mess is a good substitute for weights, plus my shoulders and arms hurt enough. Good for my core too, as I have to stabilize before slinging the pitchfork load onto the manure pile.
I did start running the three days in a row, which was pretty exciting that I could do that weekly without my knee giving out. It has been six weeks so far, and I even added a short run before work once a week for the last two weeks. The first run on Friday always seems hard, but by Sunday I am loving it.
The weather has been slowly turning (after three snow laden Nor’Easters in three weeks), and it feels fresh and almost warm out there. I am really excited to start running outside now. If only Mother Nature will cooperate! The good thing is that it is light until after 7pm now, so once I can get outside I can do a quick 2 mile run after work once or twice a week.