Time for some 'fessions?
Oh yes, indeed. I've got a few to share...
And, guess what? One of them is an actual legit Runfession!
When she pivoted from running to cycling, she was embarking on new adventure .
There was much to be learned. There also was much to be embraced and celebrated.
Yeah, this happened to a runner. Suddenly, a stress fracture forced her into a 2-month (at the minimum) sabbatical from all things on-foot.
But, it wasn't all bad. In fact, it was a pretty incredible journey with Gustavas, her ever loyal mountain bike.
Talk about your roller coaster rides!
I'm not talking about an amusement park endeavor, but the whacked-out weather that was my reality this past week. WHEW, it was quite a ride!
It's no secret I'm a die-hard hot weather gal, so this simulated winter wonderland (of sorts) was most unwelcome. It was laden with all kinds of 4-letter words not many of us want to hear...mist, rain, wind, and snow.
I have a bit of a confession...I'm a bit of a sneaky streak seeker.
I'm not embarrassed, nor the least bit ashamed. And, I must confess that I'm not really sure how it all began, nor do I wish it to end.
Streaking, in terms of fitness, has its merits. It also has potential downfalls, if done carelessly. But there's a pretty significant sense of accomplishment in knowing that you completed (or are still maintaining) a streak.
If I could live and run anywhere...
Gosh, the possibilities are endless. I won't name any specific cities (that could potentially elicit some drama...and we don't need any of that these days). But I definitely could give you some ideal settings and backdrops.
Care to hear a few?
How do you like your wind?
Myself? The wind is pretty much my biggest nemesis. It doesn't keep me inside, but it's definitely not my favorite dragon to slay.
That said, I can't exactly brag about slaying any dragons this week. I certainly did battle with plenty of them, though, both on bike and on foot.
Are you a fan of strength workouts?
It's no secret that I am!
It's been just over 10 years since I was introduced to the world of strength-training, and it's been a pretty fun ride. While I'm not a coach (Ha! As if! LOL), I have learned a lot about the sport of pumping iron.
I'm also a creature of habit. It's all too easy to get stuck in a routine and not venture very far from that which we feel the most comfortable.
Fortunately, I'm also one who is always looking for new ways to do old things. Such is the case with my at-home workouts. I don't have much for fancy equipment, but I do have a few sets of dumbbells. They get a lot of use, usually weekly.
It's a necessary part of the program, so why is it so tough to honor and respect?
Not that anyone was asking, but I'll give you my answer:
I think "resting" is tough to do because there's not any one perfect way to do it.
It's been quite a week!
Although Momma N kept the wind coming, she did bless us with some decent summer-like temps and weather conditions. I guess she can play nice, on occasion. I'll give her that.
Let's just say it was a windy week in Iowa.
I think most people know I'm a huge all-things-summer gal, so this intro to Fall 2020 was a bit of a challenge to embrace. I can tolerate the cooler temps, but Momma N was insistent on also blessing us with wind on a daily basis. And it wasn't a warm breezy kind of wind, either.
Oh well, at least she's not dropping any of the white stuff on us yet (knock on wood).
What say we gather (virtually, of course) and chat for a bit?
You can have your beverage of choice (hot or cold), but I'm opting for a chai latte.' We can discuss the latest happenings in our lives, and give each other a (virtual) hug of encouragement and support. After all, COVID-19 has not yet left us and things are a bit strained at the moment.
Care to join me?