Yesterday morning’s workout was quite something. My throat has not yet forgiven me for running around like a crazy person and jumping around on concrete in 32*F weather. Organized Chaos was good – it was hard, but good.
I am a bit of a perfectionist and a bit competitive, so trying out new things for me is always rough. I really, really don’t like being bad at things. Was I bad a running around the pond and jumping up and down concrete stairs and doing squats nonstop for an hour? No. But I was not the best. I don’t like coming in last and feeling totally uncoordinated. Plus it really was friggin cold.
This is a decent approximation of what I wore so that I would not completely freeze to death:
Goodness – can you tell that we are a bit addicted to merino wool base layers in our household? If only Lululemon products came in merino wool, then I would be all set!
So, I am not sure what my plan will be re: working out. I might go back to Organized Chaos, but I don’t know that my body can deal with the sudden mid-winter transition to outdoor workouts right now. When I lived in New England, I would run outside all winter long and snowboard 3 days a week. But I could do those things because I had been outside all summer long and throughout the fall. My body was able to gently-ish transition. Nope. No such transition opportunity here.
While I try to figure that out, I will be happy to get myself back to Barre3.