OK, I'm going crazy. I don't know how much more I can take. I've been stuck in the house because of snow and ice for two days - today will be the third and I'm at my wits end.
Want to hear the kicker? It's not because I'm stuck in the house - it's because I CAN'T GO FOR MY RUN!!
Isn't that crazy? Me. Of all people. Going completely and utterly insane because I can't go outside to run.
I was so set on working out inside the house yesterday - and then I remembered that we didn't have water. It may sound like a stupid excuse - but I'm not about to work-out with no water. I've been told over and over and over that I need to be hydrated to work out...and so having no water is just icing on the freakin' cake. On top of that, I really didn't want to work up a good sweat and then have to sit in it - because I can't take a shower.
What makes matters worse is the fact that my water pipes are not the only thing "backed up". Yeah, I know, TMI - but I can't help it. I have this horrible thing that if I can't flush the toilet, I won't go to the bathroom. So, for going on three days, I've been plugged up. NOT. GOOD.
Butter has been going out and bringing in pan fulls of snow - so that we can melt it to flush the toilet - but just the thought of my "deposits" sitting in the toilet waiting for water to flush.... nope, just can't do it.
Thankfully, Hubby decided to become all macho last night and insisted on going to work. I thought he was crazy - but he gave me the "I can drive in this weather, even if no one else can" *eye roll*. He did make it to work, but told me that the roads were still really icy and bad. Thanks, honey, that made me feel much better. Despite his macho attitude - him getting out of the house means he can make it to the store and buy some heated tape for the pipes AND some bottled water. Even though I won't work out until I can take a shower after - I still want to be drinking water.
If I had running water, I'd be in total bliss. I could work-out for hours, if I wanted. I could run on the treadmill, dance with some Zumba, do a Jillian Michaels DVD, use the weight bench.... all of which have been taunting me since yesterday morning. Why the heck is it, when I want to work-out so bad I'm put into a situation where I can't?
I know what you may be thinking... if I want to work out so bad, I should. Despite not being able to shower and only having a little drinkable water - I should be doing it. Yeah, well, I just can't. Not being able to shower after getting all sweaty gives me the total heeby geebies. I HATE IT! I couldn't do it. I'd be totally and utterly torturing myself... I'd feel disgusting, it would bother me to no end.... I'd be in a worse situation than I am now - and right now it's bad.
Flipping this all around to a positive - cause that's what I'm trying to do this year 'member? I am happy that I am so bothered that I can't work out. My last snow day incident was the total opposite. I had running water, but absolutely no desire to work out. I was totally content sitting in front of my computer or the TV - snacking away - not a care in the world. This time is different.
It's not different because I don't have water. It's different because the urge to work-out is in me. The fact that I missed my scheduled run last night REALLY bothered me. I've avoided snacking. I'm missing my water - to drink.
Everyone, please cross everything possible that I can get my water back today...soon. I want to work-out. I want to sweat. I want to keep my momentum that I worked so hard to find. My strength is there... the desire the passion... I WANT TO WORK-OUT!!!
Would it bother you enough to not work out if you didn't have running water to take a shower after working out?
Have you been in a similar situation - and if so, what did you do to stay sane?
Till next time. ;)