Checked out the weather last Sunday morning with the hope of finally being able to go outside to do some exercise after having spent the later half of the week without any. But the weather gods had other plans. Things seemed to be going backwards instead of forwards. The information at the weather channel website indicated that it would feel like 18° F that morning because of the wind! The actual temperature itself was going to be below freezing through the morning. The fact that it was going to be sunny did not seem to be a significant enough factor to overcome the negative ones. There was a last minute change in plans. I had to motivate myself to run on the treadmill instead of staying with our routine of going to the river. That worked out well enough. I managed to run a good distance – greater than than what we usually cover while walking. Expended the calories. Even got the timer on the treadmill to turn over – something that has happened only once before.
The exercise on Sunday was required because the days before that had been a disaster in this regard due to various factors. A vaccination shot during a doctor’s visit in the middle of the week had an unexpectedly severe side effect on my physical state that took a little while to overcome, and then the weather was damp enough that one was motivated to simply stay in bed and not do anything. There are times like this in life, and one just has to power through until you get to a better place.
It continues to be cold early in the morning, but it is warming up nicely during the day. And it is also nice and sunny outside. Back to walking outside!