I'm really glad today wasn't a run day. 107 degrees with the heat index, 95 when I checked it around 2pm. And right now??? 70 at 930pm. It's amazing how ridiculously hot it was earlier, and now I'm whining about it being cold. I want to turn off the AC, but figure it'll just be hot later.
I called my Dad earlier to tell him how hot it is. He's going to be here in just over a week, and I hope it's not as icky hot out. I was hoping to do an outdoor movie night or two while he was here - but only if it's not overly tropical or buggy.
A couple of years ago, my sister showed me a weather website that I have since become very addicted to. It's called Weather Undergound and it shows WAY more about weather than I could ever really need to know or understand, but I still check it everyday. Sometimes several times, especially during training. It helps me plan when I need to run inside, really late at night, or when I can go during full afternoon sun. A nice side effect has been being prepared for rain! That's nothing I really ever did well before - I mean, I always have an umbrella in my car - but I never actually have it with me when it's raining. Anyway, here's the site and if you like weather, or knowing what weather might be like, it's a keeper Cool Weather Site
So this really has nothing to do with my workout today. I actually did go to they gym again before work! I did the Fitlinxx again - which makes it the THIRD STRENGTH TRAINING WORKOUT IN A WEEK. Sorry, I'm not yelling, I'm cheering. I don't do that, primarily because I hate it. I don't recall the exact poundage, but considering I did pretty much the exact same thing I did on Tuesday, I'm guess it's right about 6,000 lbs again. And you know what made me most excited about today's workout?? Knowing that I don't have to do it again until Sunday. I wish I liked lifting weights. I know how important it is for me to not only improve in running, but for overall health and well being over the long haul. I still really hate it. I whine every time, and I'm trying to guilt my husband into being something of a workout partner, but it's not working. Not that it ever had, but maybe if I complain enough, he'll do it just to shut me up. If you're reading this an interested, I'm accepting workout partner applications. Must live in the area and not be creepy. Y and/or Bally's memberships encouraged.
My office is moving next week, and I'm very happy about that. For once in my life, I'll live close to where I work. I think that will help encourage me to keep working out in the morning - knowing that the gym is 2 miles from home, and the office is only 5 miles from there. I still don't think I'll run in the mornings, but the 2 weekdays I want to go to the gym, I probably can.
The rest of the day was typical. Work...meetings...not a bad day, just long. Dinner was Olive Garden - A's choice because she's leaving on a 3 day school trip to NYC in the morning. We had R skip gymnastics so A's last night home for a few wasn't hectic. We had fun, and she had desert! I'm taking the day off tomorrow to pout. I don't think I can focus at work all day worrying about A getting to New York safely.
So that's it. I realize it's not an exciting post, and I'm sorry. Though be proud...I was really craving Thai yesterday, and went with a salad from Moe's instead. Between that good choice and the weight lifting, I'd say that's progress! (though I still really want Thai...bummer that I'm on a no-Thai diet until October!)