Today marks the fifth day that I am sick. Yay. I haven’t had exercise for ten days, now. This is due in combination to preparing for the expo, traveling, and being sick. I have to do some necessary work: wood splitting and a twenty-minute snow blow, but that doesn’t really count. I’m a little upset about this lack of exercise for one huge reason: weight. Therefore, I am using today to not only catch up on my studies, writing, and housework, but to devise a plan (read: menu) to get me through these days of inactivity. Even if I feel well, tomorrow, I won’t be able to do anything because I have to be available for the hospital.
It is my hope that Sunday will be the first day of crazy exercise. I need a good, hard fat-burning, endorphin-rushing workout. I look forward to my next ski or bike, and that is really the trick. It is currently below zero. If this remains through the next week, I won’t be able to ski, but I will sure as hell break out the mountain bike for some good, old-fashioned, Keweenaw, snowy, road riding. So, there.
The good news is that ideal skate skiing weather is predicted for next week and on through to spring break. Thank you, old man winter, for throwing me a bone.
There you have it. Over the next two weeks, I am going to work on being more mindful of my food intake, getting well, and pushing my body to its limits. Wish me luck.