Training, 12/5 – 12/11

Monday: Slept in a skipped the 6am yoga class I signed up for :-/

Tuesday: Thought about going for a run before running errands after work. But it was cold and I didn’t feel like being out until 10pm unless it was for something fun.

Wednesday: M3 Fusion (Megaformer) at Studio Lagree’s new River North location

Thursday: Didn’t work out before work, and after work I needed to do my make-up and then head up to my friend’s place to take a promo photo for our show next week.

Friday: I mean, why start to be motivated now?

Saturday: Lazy morning, then spent about 3 1/2 hours at Vaudezilla for rehearsal in the afternoon

Sunday: Yoga with Pilsen Yoga Tribe and then a 3.23mi run

So, yeah, this was an intentional list of all the excuses I made this week.


Sunday! A great yoga practice with the original Pilsen Yoga Tribe leader (she moved out of state a few months ago and was in town this weekend) followed by PERFECT RUNNING WEATHER! Not too cold, no wind, no ice, freshly falling snow.

FitBit stats:

  • 67,420 total steps, Daily average 9,631
  • 87 total floors, Daily average 12.4
  • 29.89 total miles, Daily average 4.27
  • 2,411 average daily calorie burn
  • 404 total active minutes, Daily average 57.7
  • 7 hrs 40 min average sleep

An average of ~1 hour of activity per day? That’s a bit suspect, FitBit.

So, a bit of a confession. I know I like to pretend I’m a badass and will run in any weather, but … I’m not and I won’t. When it’s cold AND windy AND dark … I have zero motivation to run outside, and I hate running on the treadmill. So, even though I’m trying to get back into running, I’m also not trying to make myself miserable. I have a ClassPass membership, so no need to force myself to run outside if I don’t want to.

Are you still toughing it out and running in the cold? Or are you taking your workouts indoors? What’s your favorite indoor workout? I love yoga and pilates and megaformers and weights and rowing and swimming and dance and … almost all the things. Hence my love of ClassPass. 

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  1. Ugh, I originally planned to run outside after work today, because I had somehow forgotten that snowy sidewalks become icy sidewalks, but once I remembered that, I resigned myself to the treadmill this morning instead. It was so miserable. I have a race on Saturday, and then I’m probably going to be done running until February or so, aside from Saturday morning long runs (of like, three miles. Haha.). I just hate the treadmill SO, SO much, but I’m totally with you: I’m not at all interested in running in the dark AND cold AND on icy sidewalks. I can handle one or two of those at a time, but not all three. I’m tossing around the idea of getting a month pass at…some studio (I don’t know which one) to keep me occupied throughout January, or maybe actually trying to make the classes my gym offers, just so I have something to keep me occupied while I wait for the sidewalks to thaw. Although hopefully we’ll get a couple warm stretches and all the ice will melt. Then I’ll be back outside again in a heartbeat.

    1. ClassPass!!!! There is no long-term commitment, memberships are monthly and you can cancel or freeze. (Canceling means you pay a fee if you later reactivate your account, whereas if you freeze you still pay like $20/month and can still go to one class per month, and there’s no fee to reactivate your membership. However, the last time I canceled and later rejoined they were waiving the re-join fee.) And you get $30 off your first month with my referral link 🙂

  2. I’ve been struggling on the motivation for working out. Sitting under a blanket is just so nice.
    I don’t mind winter running or running in the dark, but I can’t do winter running in the dark. So basically no running outside is happening during the week.
    My gym offers a ton of classes like dance and barre and I am going to start taking more of those again!

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