Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ice, Ice Baby!

I went out for my run today and it turned into a run, skate, walk!  Check it:




The second picture looks like the ice goes on forever, right?  Well, it practically did! I think it was a solid tenth of a mile of ice, if not more, just in that picture. Thankfully there was plenty of ice-free path, too, but those two spots were really tricky to navigate, and since I did an out and back, I had to do each one twice!  I tried running off the path, but the sides were a muddy mess.  Ugh.  

But! It was so gorgeous out today, and I'm really glad that I decided to hit the "trail" today.  (It's called the B&A Trail, but it's paved, so I tend to think of it with quotation marks around it.  It's a path.  LOL) 

I didn't post yesterday, but I did exercise, so that means today's officially Day 4 of ... well, whatever this is.  Me being more active.  I don't really need to title it, right? It's life. My life, which happens to now involve more movement. (And burpees.  Oh, god, the burpees!) 

My life also currently involves less muffins. I'm trying not to be bitter about it. LOL  My daughter asked for a doughnut yesterday, and I felt bad telling her no, but I knew that if we went to Dunkin Donuts, I would get a muffin, and then I'd likely just spiral out of control like a crazy person.  So, no donuts for her while I'm creating new habits for myself.   Healthier for her, anyway, even if it's not as fun. 

Getting back to the burpees for a second. Who in the world invented theses torturous things?  Jeepers, I'd forgotten how much I hated them.  I stumbled upon 31 Days of Burpees and decided I'd give it a go.  Yesterday was my first day.  Whooo-boy.  5 was not pleasant.  I can't imagine what 50 is going to feel like.  


I don't know if I'll stick with it or not - I'm notoriously bad at sticking with things, but we'll see.  If Kim can do 44 of some exercise every day, surely I can do this challenge, right?  (Then again, Kim is one tough lady. If you don't believe me, check out her blog!) 

Is there anything you do every day? (Other than bodily functions which you need not share, thankyouverymuch)

11 comments:

  1. Oh - thank you for the love!!!
    And, I know you can do it - burpees are hard but they start to grow on you after a bit. And, even when the numbers get higher you can break them up into groups of 5 or 6, right?!
    I might have already told you - just a few years ago, when I did workout DVDs that had burpees in them I always used that time to take a water break - I hated burpees. Then one day I made myself do them and....

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    1. .... and now you do them with wine! LOL

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  2. I'm pretty sure the devil invented burpees and your first 31 days in Hell are full of burpees. :D

    That ice is CRAZY. That is the most dangerous condition to run in I think!

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    1. LOL Quite possible!!

      Yes! Ice is the worst - especially the kind that you can't really see, or you think might be a little puddle, so you don't slow down, and then whoops, you're on your butt. No good.

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    2. Exactly. Been there, done that!!

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  3. Wow! That is crazy! I would have been flat on my bottom in about three seconds! I hope this ends for you guys soon. I can't even imagine. (And way to go on being strong about the muffins!)

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    1. I seriously think this has been the most annoying winter that I can remember. I'm ready for it to be over!

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  4. Holy cow that is some serious ice. I guess it is good training for the winter Olympics? That burpee challenge looks, well, challenging, but you are gonna be able to do 50 like it is your job by the end of it.

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  5. I take my vitamins! The ice is bad here, too. When will this end?!

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    1. You know, I just found a bottle of vitamins in the cabinet that I bought awhile ago and then never took. Maybe I should take them. LOL

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