Lazy Weekends

Although it comes as no surprise, I am pretty “lazy” on weekends during the winter. This point has been made pretty clear by the Jawbone UP24 statistics. Although I do tend to hit my 10,000 steps on weekdays, I so far have yet to hit 10,000 on a Saturday or Sunday. Yesterday I walked only 5285 steps. On Track Thursdays, I typically walk/run over 14,000 steps in a day.

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The big part of the problem is that during the months of January/February, I don’t run on weekends. P is busy working on building a robot (check out FIRST robotics if you want to know more about it) and working every weekend until late. I do not run at night, especially in the winter and my gym only has daycare hours for a short time in the mornings. So – running on the weekends has been non existent. If I don’t run, my steps go way down for the day.

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It has been disappointing to not run on weekends. I know that I am doing oodles better with running in the winter this year than any other year, but I feel like I’ve missed some great running weather days. It doesn’t help when the weekend temperatures are more mild than the weekdays. I have seen several people out running and wish I could join them. Treadmill running is ok and all, but running outside feels so much better.

I am running outside today at lunch!  I was going to run during second period as well, but now I have to cover another class. I will probably get 4K or so done at lunch and might just go run a few more KM before heading back outside. The weather is pretty nice today. A balmy  -10C out right now, which feels amazing! Later on tonight, I am going skiing with the school, which should be fun!  I’m not sure how my Jawbone will react to “ski steps”. We shall see!

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Lots of activity today – which is good because tomorrow I have to commute to the Board office and sit all day. I think I’m going to have to pay $5 and take Max to the gym with me tomorrow evening. Thank goodness for gym daycare!

Have a great Tuesday!

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  1. Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Weekends when its cold are tough to get the steps in. I have taken to literally walking around my house to make my daily step count. When I’m watching TV, I’m walking around my liviving room. Looks a little crazy but at least I’m moving.
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  2. Nicole

    Thats interesting data! I workout more during the week than on the weekend, with the exception of when I’m training for a half and I have to get my long run in. I think it’s bc I have a steady routine routine during the weeknd and on the weekend we don’t. You don’t like to run with Max anymore? I don’t blame you- too much extra weight but better than not running maybe.

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    1. ~Rebecca~ (Post author)

      I can’t run with Max in the winter – my sidewalks are snow covered and filled with ice until March. He is a bit too heavy but he did come with me during a few marathon training runs 🙂

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  3. Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure

    Sitting here in the heat, the snow looks almost enticing! (Almost.)
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