I got dressed, went downstairs, and checked the weather. Hmmm… It was still cloudy, but the radar wasn’t showing anything. Could I walk to the fitness center without getting wet? I decided not to risk it and drove.
Good thing I did, too. Apparently during the storm a tree decided to fall across the sidewalk I normally take. I would have had to detour. Plus, it started raining on the drive. Yep, made a good decision. Just meant I had to walk my five miles on the treadmill.
And let me tell you, that’s not fun at all.
I discovered that when I want to walk faster on the treadmill, I have a harder time reading. Or maybe it was due to the fact I was blowing my nose every five minutes. Yeah, this cold is still lingering, but I’m not going to let it stop me from exercising.
I walked for 45 minutes before my weight routine and then 45 minutes (faster and on an incline) after. Got my five miles and 10+K steps. Felt good about that.
So what does my husband and Fit Bit have to do with my going to the fitness center?
Hubby likes to create these challenges with me. Like I even have a shot at winning. He walks 10 miles to my 5. Still, I want to at least make it a respectable loss, so I couldn’t not walk yesterday.
Funny thing is, I had a good shot at beating him last week. He couldn’t walk for a couple of days because of weather (threat of rain in the afternoon). Unfortunately, I got sick, so I didn’t walk, either. He won. Bummer!
But this will be the first week I’ve walked 5+ miles five days in a row (because I will be walking this morning). I feel pretty good about that, even if I don’t beat Hubby.
Tonight Hubby and I will be going to a Dragons game. Got another one to go to tomorrow. Weather looks to be a whole bunch better. Temps will be in the mid 80s but the dew points will be in the low 50s. I like those numbers!
So… Are you doing anything fun this weekend? Besides the games, it looks to be rather quiet around here. Hmmm… Maybe I’ll take a walk!
Have a great Friday!