This week I experienced frozen fog, thick fog, low-lying fog, and yes, even brain fog! Our weather bounced from the frigid teens to the freakishly balmy 60s and back again, with some wind and rain thrown in for good measure.
Although I was busy at work, I took time to appreciate the views out my window.
In A January Fog
These first two pictures (above and below) were taken only 15 minutes apart on Tuesday. Although it was getting warmer, the river was still partly frozen.
Friday was another super foggy day. In the morning, the visibility was near zero.
Even after the fog lifted, some low-lying fog lingered.
It was so eerie, the Capital Weather Gang posted an article (with more cool pictures) about why it looked like the river was boiling.
As for brain fog, my schedule was off from our ski vacation last weekend (I’ll share more on that on Friday!) and I had a hard time getting in the groove at work after the slower pace I enjoyed over the holidays. I’m not sure this week will be any better, since three-day weekends usually mean I just have to get more work done in fewer remaining days.
I’m proud to report that I am keeping my promise to not run for a few weeks–as long as you don’t count the treadmill blocks at Orange Theory Fitness. 😉
Monday: Rest day–if you can call at day that starts with a 3:45 am alarm and includes a cross-country flight a “rest” day!
After a night of freezing rain, I was worried the weather would keep me home, but the roads were fine. On the other hand, the sidewalks were really slick–I was glad to be doing my workout inside .
Wednesday: Orange Theory Fitness
I got a decent number of splat points (for me) despite my flaky heart rate monitor. They think it may be time for a new one (I’ve had this one for 1.5 years) but will check how I’m wearing it first.
I was debating a strength workout at home, but felt that Wednesday’s OTF workout had covered major muscle groups, so I went back to CycleBar. I love that you can get your CycleBar playlist on Spotify–there’s a link in your post-class email.
Have you heard this version of Love is a Battlefield?
Friday: CPY2 at Core Power Yoga
The peak pose was transitioning from tripod headstand to crow. I’ve never done any version of tripod headstand before, so I was pleased to be able to get to tripod headstand with knees on elbows. I couldn’t make it into crow, but I did a clumsy transition to chaturanga (low plank).
Saturday: Orange Theory Fitness
I actually earned a few orange points on the water rower! I am trying to work harder during that segment, but find it so tough.
They confirmed that I was wearing my heart rate monitor correctly, but it still jumped around a bit–going from 86% to 76% to 86% in a few seconds–so they gave me a new one. Hopefully I’ll be back to smoother data on Monday. 😉
Sunday: Hot Power Fusion at CorePowerYoga
It was 17F when I got to the Core Power Yoga studio for Hot Power Fusion. The hot room (~105F) feels good most days, but felt extra good today.
It’s hard to have a long weekend without a solid workout outside (it was too windy and cold for a bike ride), but this really is the best time of year to take a break from running. I’m going to try to hold off for at least one more week–still not counting those Orange Theory Classes. 🙂
Did you experience crazy weather this week?