And BOY is it COLD!!!!!

I wanted to take a picture of my car thermometer this morning, but I didn’t want to take off my gloves, so it didn’t happen.  But I promise you it said -22 F.  No lie.  It was sick.  After I started my car I ran back inside to hold my hands over the heater so they could thaw out – it was painful.  And I had only been out there for about 1 minute!  AND I had three layers of gloves on!  THREE!

So this morning my gym at work re-opened for the spring semester.  My clocky alarm went off at 6am and I lept out of bed.  I must say, that thing is HIGHLY, HIGHLY effective.  I packed my gym bag the night before to make it easier to get out the door.

By 6:45 I was out the door and into the FREEZING COLD.  My car barely started.  But after several minutes of warming up the car, I made it over to the pool.  Today was a morning swim.  I didn’t do a TON, since it was my first day back and my internal clock is still all out of whack.  But I got in a good (slow) 550 yards and then headed off to work.

I intended to lift tonight, but I overestimated myself and my ability to recover from my jet lag.  By 3pm I was falling asleep at my desk, so I decided to hold off one more day for lifting.

I definitely like getting up early to work out.  It makes me feel like I’ve done something with my day early on and puts me in a good mood.  The hardest thing is dragging myself out of bed when it’s so cold out, but the clocky doesn’t really give me a choice when it starts running away (what a great invention).  So far, so good!

Tomorrow is a 4 mile run in the morning, nothing in the evening.  Lifting begins Wednesday night.  I can’t wait to get a run in tomorrow!