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!