the drab weather wasn't helping my already lazy mood. instead of working out first i got a bunch of errands done and pondered what i was going to do in the way training today. i wasn't in the mood to ride or run long so i opted to ride for 40 and run for 40. a good compromise and probably in the long run a better workout.
yesterday's run didn't happen for a variety of reasons. despite having my running garb to change into after work, i was tired and instead of running from the path right near work i opted to drive to the park shortening the run by 2 miles....instead i was met with a big fat detour (seems like road work is going on everywhere).
i was dressed and decide to run somewhere closer to home instead....my first mistake.
going into the house first was a bad idea. while i've been a very good human mom if you were to ask my "other child", she'd pretty much roll me under the bus and tell you i suck. brandy is my dog, i'm the main caregiver and i've been slacking on her walks, so instead of running i took her for a walk/run. she's not a good running buddy kind of dog...she's super nosey and selectively obedient on or off leash...runs with her typically go something like ..."come onnnnnnnnn, let's goooooooooo. brandy noooo, get back here right now! so given my lack of agenda or motivation i walked her for 10 or so minutes tiring her out a little and then i tried an easy jog which she responded well to.
my upper back is bothering me. my job is quite physical. i'm on my feet 80% of the time. i see upwards of 13 patients a day in 30 minute increments and sometimes good body mechanics is compromised for the sake of productivity. exercise helps for obvious reasons but massage would be really nice too. i blew my budget on private swim lessons this month so i'll have to suck it up a bit longer.