Is it really negative three degrees.....REALLY? When I step outside and feel the cold bite every part of me, I am amazed that there are places suffering in negative 30 degree weather. Immediately after that thought I am thankful we live in Kentucky...I can handle negative 3...I guess.
Although I love cold weather (on the upside of 20 degrees is preferable) it does put a damper on working out when you can't afford a gym membership. Never have I missed a gym like I have missed one the last few weeks. I have actually passed my old gym while running a couple times and I have stared longingly into the windows. I have found myself thinking "here all these people are starting new year's resolutions, probably having to drag themselves into the gym and I am out here freezing my tail off wishing like anything I was in there." CRAZY! Courtney and I did manage to get some runs in this week - even one in 17 degree weather..brrr. Once the forecast was predicting 13 and flurries (for yesterday) we decided it best to call it quits until more normal temps returned. So...because we didn't run yesterday and because I am trying to get serious about getting healthy - I had to work out. After I got Kennedy down for her morning nap I strapped on the Ipod and as embarrassed as I am to admit it: I rocket it out in my house and burned some calories while doing it. I did the Cha Cha Slide, the Electric Slide, the Cupid Shuffle and every other gay wedding dance song I had on my Ipod. A girl has to do what a girl has to do. All I needed was a strobe light and a disco ball to make the event complete. I would have DIED for anyone to see me but it was all in the name of a good calorie burn for crying out loud. I did lunges around my house, squats, wall-sits, crunches, etc. etc. My report on my home-made workout - SORE muscles so it must have worked although I looked ridiculous doing it.
Obviously since its in the negatives today I have no run to report for today but it's probably best I rest up because the girls and I are going for our first trail run tomorrow and I want to be ready. Luckily the temps are supposed to improve so it should be nice to get back out and even better to do something new with a group of gals. I will try to get some pics so I can share the experience with you.
Lastly, I just want to say that Tim and I went out for our anniversary last night - 3 years. =) It was a really nice night. We had dinner at Johnny Carino's - I love that place. If you have never eaten there and or have never had their wedge salad: I highly recommend it. After dinner we went to The Melting Pot for dessert. Words can not express how delicious that chocolate was - Oh my Goodness! So good! There is a story here besides just our evening report. I had decided at Carino's that I would allow myself to have a cup of decaf to celebrate on this special occasion. I was so thrilled that I was going to have some coffee that I could barely contain my excitement as I asked our waiter for a cup of liquid goodness that I have deprived myself of for almost two full weeks now. So...the waiter comes back a few minutes later and I was ready to grab my coffee when he reports "we are out of decaf." WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are you out of decaf? I actually asked just that when this cute little lady came out a few minutes later to apologize. "How does that happen?" I asked. Of all places to have decaf - a place that specializes in dessert is a no brainer to me - isn't it to you? Ugh! She gave me some explanation about how they use liquid and not grounds and "our machine is different and special and blah blah blah". Whatever! I said okay and just resigned to water but after she was done explaining she told me she was the restaurant manager. I felt a little guilty then....after all, I am in management and I understand its tough when people aren't exactly happy. I figured it best that they didn't have coffee because it did bring out a little psycho in me - ha! We ended up having a great time and the food was incredible - even though I didn't get my precious coffee.
Report on our trail run to come Monday! Until then!