The Weather Has Been Great……
The weather over the past three weeks has certainly been great with summer like temperatures. Spring has to be the shortest season in Ottawa as it seems in the 15 years that I have lived here, I only experienced what I would consider spring. For the most part, we go right from winter into summer so the body does not have time to acclimatize, this maybe the reason that so many people have a hard time with their race during Ottawa Race Weekend. I know it was brutal for me when I did my first half marathon, training in minus temperatures then only maybe two weeks of warm weather training.
So, like I said, the weather has been very nice as of late and you would think that I would out on the bike every chance I get. Well I have not. The closest I have come was to bring the bikes into the garage and get them ready for cycling season. Since finishing my contract with the deicing at the end of March, I have become a bit of a shut-in. Unless I absolutely had to, I just did not want to leave the house. The few times I have left the house was for doctors appointments and other times I only went out because I had Renee with me.
I did not intentionally set out to be a shut-in but in some subconscious way it happened. The old adage is that it takes 30 days to form a habit so now; not leaving the house has become a habit. This is a habit I need to break much sooner than later. I need to find something will give me a purpose to get up and out of the house each day, whether it is finding someone at my athletic level to train with or volunteer somewhere. I had hoped to take a course but I have a bunch of bureaucratic red tape to cut through before I can start the course I want to take.
So, I am putting out there and hoping that my blog followers will hold me accountable. That starting tomorrow, I will spend no less than three hours outside of the house doing something that gets me moving and feeling more engaged with the outside world.
Stay tuned for updates on my daily trips outside.