My workout went well. I kicked booty on the machines and 20 push-ups, 20 sit-ups, 15 burpees later I was done. Still not loving the burpees. Does anyone love them?! I am thinking that’s a big fat no. Although my workout feels challenging I don’t know that I feel challenged enough. I am not getting that oh heavens everything hurts soreness. And when I don’t get that kind of soreness I just don’t feel like I am pushing myself hard enough. As much as pushing past my comfort zone sucks in the moment, I thrive on the feeling I get when I am done. That in of itself keeps me motivated. I need that motivation to keep me going, it’s too easy to start slacking and not taking my training seriously. I love running. I don’t need anything to motivate me to hit the trail. The gym? Not so much, especially when its so beautiful outside. I see my trainer again this coming week; I am sure he will be happy to see me struggle to adjust my work out again? Based on how I feel, I am thinking yes. But we shall see.
We are in the middle of another heat wave, and I got a late start on my creek run. I didn’t even try to break any records; I just made it a fun run. Also a man has been missing since February in my area. He’s fairly young and is assumed to be suffering from a mental breakdown. Flyers have been put up all along my route; apparently there have been various sightings of him hanging out in with a couple of homeless people. So I paid extra attention to every man I saw. It was a little distracting, and not in a passing the fire department kind of way. But you never know, and no bother! I know that route well and if I could help his family in any way, that trumps any of my personal training goals.
It’s going to be another hot day. Nearly 80 degrees already! Have I mentioned how much I love summer and northern California?! Despite my heart feeling a little heavy, I am doing my very best to not allow someone else’s behavior determine my mood. So today you will find me next to water of some kind, with an ice-cold drink in my hand at all times. Water not booze. I learned booze and sun are a recipe for craziness long ago! Anyways, I am not sure where I am going yet. Possibly the river or the pool, but either way it promises to be a perfect summer sun-kissed day!
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!