|Yep, I have to add it in or someone will schedule a meeting.|
But I digress. How do we weekday warriors manage? I see people in the office who slump sadly to the break room to eat and then back to their computers. There are others who never break but spew crumbs onto their machines because "I'm too busy to exercise." No, no, no! That will NEVER be me.
I have to admit, I have two big things going for me.
1. I can work from home if I want. That means I can sit around in my running clothes all day if I want! I can take a SHOWER! (In Alaska, the few, the brave of us who ran at lunch in the rain shivered as we wiped ourselves off with paper towels in the bathroom. Gross, I know, but better than not going at all. It was dark when we got home). Some people are horrified and say they couldn't focus. Not me! I kind of love it.
|I do have to fight the cat for the chair. Kind of blurry because he can't stay still.|
2. My schedule is pretty flexible. Sort of. On days where there are no big meetings, I can run or bike pretty much when I want, and make up for it later. This is huge! I know I am fortunate, and this makes up for the bitterness I swallow when I see the field-going employees happily heading out to the woods.
|I get to check in on the neighbors when I run up towards the closed campground.|
|This goes through a closed (in fall and winter) campground. |
Doesn't this make you want to run it?
Biking also works. I have Brian's Loop (named for my friend Brian who lives along it), The Hill of Death leading to the Lakeshore Deep Freeze, the RV Dodge, and the Farmer Backroads. (Yes, I like to name my routes).
In summer, I can sometimes get out for a quick hike after work. And there is always the gym, but the trip there and back plus a workout takes more than my allotted time, so I have to make it up. My gym is small, and if one person dominates the weight bench, you're pretty much done. I hear about gyms with multiple floors and more than one TV that isn't tuned to baseball at high decibels..but that's not what we have.
|The views are okay, I guess.|
Big news though! The Motel with the Pool of Unidentified Floaty Objects has reopened! So far the new owners say they are looking into the liability of letting non hotel guests use it. You can stroke across it in three strokes..but it is better than nothing, so cross fingers.
I try to mix it up and do something different every day. Run, bike, gym, maybe hike. I mostly decide in the morning what I will do. That can change if the weather does.
There you have it. I know, you wish you were me. But since you're not, let me know how you exercise/get outside with a full time job. If you don't have a full time job, let me in on your secret.