When I say I’m taking a hiatus, apparently that means less than a week… But I had to share some of the craziness from this weekend! On Friday we had a winter storm warning – up to 20 cm (~8 in) of snow and wind gusts up to 50 – 70 km/hr (30 – 44 mph). Nuts! At 3 pm our VP sent an e-mail out to the entire company basically telling us to go home. Here’s the scene as I left my office:
Luckily the drive home wasn’t as bad as last Friday’s – that one took 90 minutes and it was a skating rink the entire way. This Friday’s was only about 40 minutes, although there were a couple of white knuckle moments along the way… I even saw a couple of cyclists making their way home in this snowy mess!
On Saturday I hoped to knock out a spin workout then go into the office. I was up at 5:30 and on my bike in the garage soon after. I ran through a pretty good workout that was a lot of high spinning stuff, followed by some standing strength moves. I spun for about an hour and I followed it up with some core work. I turned on the radio and the RCMP were telling people to only make trips if absolutely necessary, but otherwise to stay home. Me being the fraidy cat that I am I decided that a trip to the office wasn’t worth the risk of getting in an accident or getting my car stuck because it was just nuts outside! Instead I watched Star Trek…Pirates of the Caribbean…and just took it easy. As the day went on the temperatures plunged so it became even more brutal outside!
So cue Sunday…and since it was so cold outside there was no way i was going to attempt a run. -18C and –30C with the wind chill. Brr!! And definitely not in all that snow!
So I got back on the trainer for another one hour ride. It was ironically more of the same…one leg drills, lots of high cadence and some big gear low cadence stuff. I have to admit that having the new bike to spin on makes these indoor training rides a whole lot more enjoyable! After that I managed to make my way downtown and put in a few solid hours at the office.
Tomorrow? It is still going to be freezing!! I have an idea for a different workout I can do over lunch though so I can still stay warm!