Yup. I was up on the ergometer last night for 30 minutes to mark the first time in a while that I’ve actually worked out 2 days in a row. I wasn’t quite sure how my back was going to react, so I kept it relatively easy, doing a series of 15 rep stroke building exercises (15 strokes arms only, 15 strokes at quarter slide, 15 at half slide and 15 at full slide) to get in 5.4 total kilometers. The good news is while my back is a little stiff this morning, there is no pain. Yea! My legs on the other hand? Well – let’s put it this way. I’m outta shape. Jeez!
I’ve had something come up that I need to attend to this afternoon/evening, so today’s run and tomorrow’s rest day are going to be flip flopped. But, for the first time in several weeks (months?) I’m actually looking forward to getting some exercise.
This weekend *may* be a challenge. The NOAA is forecasting a once every five year style storm for Southern California, with high temperatures in the mid to upper 40’s and moderate rain Friday evening into Saturday. There is talk of snow down to about 1000 feet in elevation. Snap! That is still about 500 feet higher than anything around here. If the snow were to fall here, it would call for some hot chocolate and a lounge chair out by the nearest intersection to watch Southern California drivers handle the snow and ice. Now THAT would be entertainment! In the meantime, I may have to break out the tights….