Thursday, December 09, 2010
I consider myself a good driver, and I'm pretty good in the snow. It helps that I live close to a ski place - the roads are generally taken care of very well so that people can go skiing. The worst part about my drive home is getting into my development. I have to go up two hills to get to my driveway, and then I have to go down a hill to park. Getting out of my driveway when it snows is a big problem - I have been stuck a few times because I can't get up the hill.
So anyway, this morning I was up early to go to the gym, and to my surprise, we had some snow on the ground. I love when it snows! But I don't love the thought of having to get up the driveway. I heated up my car and was all ready to go. I had a heck of a time getting up the hill - my tires were slipping up near the top. There is one side of me that says "just get out of the development - the rest of the roads are fine." But there is another side of me, the one that says "you don't need the stress of trying to get back home after the gym." So I parked my car at the top of my driveway and came back inside.
"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape."
This was supposed to be a run day for me. I have to admit, I was a little bummed that I didn't make it to the gym. For a minute, I even told myself "that's a really lame excuse. You know the roads are going to be fine once you get on them." But I know that if I would have gone to the gym, my run would have been filled with thoughts of "are you going to be able to get home? Will you make it to the house?" I don't know how any of you are, but if I have something like that on my mind, I can't concentrate on a really good workout.
So after pouting a little bit ("My workout schedule is RUINED!"), I came home, looked at the forecast, and saw that tomorrow is going to be clear. So instead of tomorrow being my rest day, it's today. There. Done.
And actually, it's a good thing. My legs are still sore from Tuesday night's classes, and I just did upper body ST yesterday. So all my muscles need a rest day before I do any more strength training anyway. And besides, this gave me time to pack my lunch today.
- Drink five Siggs of water
- Enjoy my meal tonight at Brad's Christmas party
- Stay positive
- Roll with the kids' excitement at school (they are getting excited for Christmas - the first snow does that to them. And rather than fighting it, I will adapt to it. My most important job is to keep them safe. So we will do lots of moving, and I will keep them safe.)
I did everything on my list yesterday, so I treated myself to a glass of wine. And Brad was home early, so I treated myself to a second glass. Lucky for me, I drank lots of water yesterday so I woke up feeling great.
Make it a good one!