I don't know if it's just me, but as the week goes on I get really tired. I can always tell when Thursday is here. It must just be my day that all of the business of the weak starts to set in. I could nap right now, but it's a run day so I will be doing my 30 minutes after this. Then I'll be off to walk to the dogs. I hope anyway. This afternoon was one of those nice, warm, sunny fall days. When I went out at lunch time I didn't want to come back to work. I would have loved to spend the day outside. Now that I'm out of work? It's dreary. It looks like it could rain again. I really want to get out for a walk and I'm sure the dogs would like to walk too. I like them to get exercise at least a few days a week... This week it's only been two days. Ugh. Hopefully it will clear up a bit and we can go. If it's not raining, I'll at least get started and see what happens. If the rain starts, we'll just turn around and head home.
I'm tired and have a headache, but I'm ready to run... A nap sounds better (thanks, headache) but a run will make me feel better. Laying around does nothing for the body (unless you're sick and you NEED to rest). It should perk me up so that I can power through the rest of my day. It was nice cross training yesterday but I'm glad that today is a running day. Biking was a nice change of pace but that hour seemed to pass so slowly. Even with varying my speed and resistance, it didn't pass quickly. I was getting bored with music (time to update the playlist). At the 35 minute mark I took a quick break to run upstairs and grab a season of Sex and the City. I was able to watch one episode while I finished biking, which really helped the time pass.
I'm a bit nervous about running, as I've been getting sore shins during my runs. Shin splints are no fun! I really need to remember to stretch better before today's run. The last two times I've had to stop about stretch about halfway through. That annoys me; and makes the run seem longer. Then again, on some days it's kind of nice to sneak a break (although not effective or good for training). I think my problem is that I'm not stretching long enough. I'm hoping that a longer period of stretching today will help me to not have to stretch during my run. I suppose it could also be my body re-adjusting to running again since I was pretty much just walking for a week or two.
Depending on the weather and how I feel after running, I may do a DVD. I'm thinking I'll do Brazil Butt Lift for 30 minutes. If it's raining, I'll add in some biking for a while... Or another DVD workout. Whatever I decide. I think that 30 minutes of running, 30 minutes of BBL, and then an hour walk (heck, I'll take 30 minutes!) sounds like a great workout.
Then it'll be shower, dinner, cleaning, and relaxation time. Last night I cleaned out three of four storage spaces in the bathroom. Not bad! I threw away quite a bit. I SHOULD tackle that last one tonight, but we'll see what I feel like doing after my workout. Getting some stuff ready for etsy sounds like more fun!
It started raining. Lightly. Unless it stops all of my workout will be done inside. I hope it stops. A 30-60 minute walk outside doesn't seem like a workout. I think of my workout as what I do before the walk. The walk is just that.. A walk. It just happens to burn a few hundred extra calories.
I suppose, it's time to go get started on the workout....