Yesterday Candace, my running buddy, called and informed me she had started running again and we would be starting together at 7 am. When I woke up at 9:30 I realized something had gone wrong. After I fully woke myself up I realized it was raining. Again. Like me Candace doesn’t run in (heavy) rain. The rain thwarted my couch to 5k plans again. But like last time I’m hoping the rain will give me a break this afternoon so I can get my workout in. Crossing my fingers, even though the forecast says rain for the next week especially on the days when I want to run outside. Awesome!
The rain is not only ruining my workout plans, but ALL my plans. Yesterday I was brainstorming ways to get out of the house (I’m currently car less) and decided I would walk the 4-5ish miles to the library/store/etc. I want to make sure I don’t spend all my time stuck inside sitting around and eating too much. (It happens.) Thanks to the rain my plans to do anything are not happening.
This is not a good thing people. My sitting around without much to do is horrible for me because when I don’t have something to focus my energy on it tends to go towards food. This only seems to happen at my family’s home. Anywhere else I manage to find things to do, but here my brain is so twisted and programmed that half the time it leads me to the kitchen without my knowing it. This place is toxic for me in more ways than I can even tell you, and adding boredom to the mix could be my downfall.
Boredom. Boredom. With all the cool stuff in my possession and access to satelite tv and internet, I wonder how I can even possibly claim boredom. Normally I would read a book, but I’ve finished and sold all of my books away (hence the need for a library trip). Then we have a workout dvd, which only lasts so long. As does blogging. I can only watch so much tv without my head exploding. So even despite all this I end up with a huge chunk of the day where all my responsible friends and family are in school or working. I’m trying to make a list of things I can do with my time that are different and exciting so they will keep my attention. If you have any suggestions let me know, I’ve got a month of time to fill.
Oh also, and check out this video of me on Workout Mommy’s blog! I did pushups in the middle of BlogHer! Apparently Lisa can get me to do anything. I mentioned I was bored on Twitter and she gave me orders to do 15 flights of stairs, which I did.