Sadly, a friend of our family passed away recently and because of the funeral today, I did not run in the planned CatWalk 5K. Rest in peace, Joe.
But I did get in a 2-mile run this morning before the funeral and an 18-mile bike ride after the service. The run was very short, but I was glad to get something in. I'm going to try to do 4-5 runs per week. Even if I am tired because of work or cycling. Even if I eat badly throughout the day and don't feel up to it. That is the plan and I will be tracking it, at least this month. Let's see how it goes. Please check out my mileage log on the right and comment if you see me slipping.
One thing that impresses me about many of you bloggers is your stamina (or time management) to be able to do extensive workout sessions. To do a 40-mile bike ride, would require about a 3-hour time commitment for me. With other commitments on the weekends, chores, time with my wife and three kids and some social stuff, it is challenging to get that in...but I will work toward it.
So, instead I find that I am looking for any opportunity to do a workout, even if it is brief. Over the past week, I've ridden my bike the grocery store (3 miles round trip?) and to a small party with friends on Friday night. My family is used to it, but it still seems a bit weird. We left at the same time at a dark 6:30pm. They drove and I rode. They got there in 5 minutes. I got there in 20 minutes. A 20 minute bike ride barely seems like exercise to most people, but I suppose it's better than nothing.
What steps have you taken to make sure you get a workout into your schedule?