I woke up and thought of going out to run in the park. But knowing how allergic I can be to tree pollens and mold after heavy rain in South Florida (heavy winds can blow mold from moist dead leaves) I decided to skip the outdoors.
I have those undecided moments when it comes to working out - should I do it or not? Can i delay it? But I have so many things to do. I thought of those potential excuses.
You see, some of us can easily come up with excuses to remain stagnant. Remember the law of Inertia. An object at rest remains at rest, and an object in motion remains in motion at a constant speed and in a straight line unless acted on by an unbalanced force. Somehow my body and brains were in the first state. I just did not want to move.
But there is coffee to brew, laundry to do, house to clean, and garden to attend to. And oh, Home Depot to buy me a soldering iron to bore holes into my plastic pots for my tomato and okra seeds. I dragged myself up and literally pushed it to do the morning tasks. I was done by 11 AM.
Should I proceed to the outdoors to either walk or jog?
I decided, at the spur of the moment, to go to the gym. If I need to avoid allergens, there is always the gym, and to the gym, I went. I did my 3-mile treadmill and it took me around 44 minutes (I maintained a really slow pace) this was followed by elliptical x 20 minutes, I ended the workout with a few minutes of leg strengthening. No big weights, no extensive ranges, no speeding or high intensity. My Sunday workout was as easy as Sunday morning. It felt good.