I spend most of my days indoors in an office. The office has a nice view but its indoors and well its boring most of the time. As I left my office today, Friday, it started to rain. No, let me re-phrase that, it poured and pelted. I wait beside my bike for a bit and it finally let up enough for me to get on my way. It was also fairly cold 50 degrees or so. As it let up I got on my bike with my raincoat zipped up and my laptop secure inside the paniers. My helmet on of course. About 5 minutes into my journey it started to pour again. I guess I was following the storm. I stopped and put my hood up under my helmet and started off again. As I was riding in the cold miserable rain, I couldn’t help but think how awesome it was that I was outside and facing the elements, finally feeling alive. From eight + hours of boring mundane work into half hour of peddling through the city being peletted by cold rain, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
In other news, an update on my training plan for the NY marathon in 2 weeks?!!!! Yikes. I have run a grand total of 3 miles since the Chicago marathon. Ooops! I did, however, do a myriad of other “good for me activities” squeezed between long hours at work. I swam twice, I did a bootcamp, I did pilates, I had a massage, and I had ART done on my hammies and foot. I have to say, it feels good. 🙂 Tomorrow morning I plan on running about 8 miles to the gym then bootcamp. I’ve been fairly successful at keeping to the Paleo diet with only one slip up at work when someone brought in chocolate cake for a birthday, I had a really teeny piece. We made some good dishes early in the week – butternut squash soup and a shredded chicken soup which was great. I had a really intense high blood sugar Thursday morning which brought me to my knees…I was taking a Dexcom break and I guess I paid for it. New sensor has now been started and the receiver will be placed close to my head so that I can hear the blasted alarm screaming YOU ARE OVER 300 WAKE THE F*CK UP!!!!!!
Have a good night and great weekend everyone!!!!