Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #6

(The following is a guest post from my mother regarding our determination to run the Warrior Dash in Arizona next spring.  This is the 5th in the series wherein our Valkyrie in Training starts cross training – check out part #5 here and keep tuned in for updates!)

Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #6 – The Wuss Factor

I hadn’t planned another entry in my Valkyrie journal quite so soon.  However, this November morning, my inner wuss surfaced.  I may try to be intrepid in the face of cold and, even, rain but…here is my confession.

Neither heat nor rain nor cold nor dark of night will keep me from my scheduled walks (please forgive the literary hijacking) but…wind?  That’s when my inner wuss kicks in.

This morning, the temperature is tempting at 58 degrees; a temperature much closer to normal for November in southeastern Arizona.  However, there is a chaotic wind gusting from 3 directions.  Nuts!  Wind is not my pal.  I have serious allergies to just about every
blooming thing and the wind tosses all my worst allergens into the air and into my face.  My eyes burn and run, I cough, sneeze, and become miserably congested.  Contemplating the inevitable results of going outside in the wind, all I want to do is go back to bed.  Whine, whine, whine…

O.K.  I can feel THE LOOK coming from the Colorado Valkyrie.  I switch gears and reluctantly take out my weights and workout video. Finally breaking the seal on a DVD
I bought 3 months ago; I pop it in and get to work.  Have I mentioned that I am the queen of procrastination?  I do an upward interpretation and congratulate myself on the fact that it has only taken me 3 months to get to the video workout.  I am not a big fan of the cardio part; bouncing in place has never particularly appealed to me unless it involves a step.  However, I like weight training and I enjoy this part very much.  Afterward, I wonder why I don’t do weights more often; like, daily.  I make a mental note and my weights take up residence in a corner of my family room.  Maybe, if they are staring at me every day, I will get up off my butt and lift one occasionally.


About wfig

Longtime horsewoman and hiker, occasional world traveler and professional biologist.
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3 Responses to Warrior Dash Valkyrie in Training #6

  1. wfig says:

    I would never consider replacing a walk with strength training to be a ‘wuss’ behavior! 🙂 And adding weight training is beneficial. Walking (and running) don’t actually work the glutes specifically. Enjoy the change up and take advantage of those windy days.

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