The cold weather they were predicting came on queue today and it was just as brutal as they were predicting. At 6 am this morning I turned on the news to hear that with the wind chill was – 45 degrees. Schools and businesses across Central Wisconsin were closed and I have to admit, on my way to work I thought it’s days like these that I’d love to be a teacher. I’d love to hear my employer say No, we will not allow you to come to work today; it is too cold, stay in bed. Alas, work did not call me and say to remain home. So I trudged out in the cold and boy did it suck.
Since the schools were closed our dance class was also cancelled tonight. So instead I planned on coming home and going for a run on the treadmill. Since the spare bedroom remodel project began our work out equipment is in total disarray and the cd player I used to use had been misplaced. I found it tonight and decided I’d plug it in while on the treadmill. Although I never use music while running outside, just because I like hearing the sounds around me, I do typically use it while running inside. Tonight however, I realized it wasn’t really helping me, and actually, it was pretty distracting. That might have had something to do with the fact that I was trying to sing along like I was auditioning for American Idol. But, it was also distracting because I like to think while I’m running, and it is easier for me to think if I can get into a rhythm with my feet and can pace my breath. As hard as I tried, that was just not happening with the music playing. So, I don’t think I’ll be using it again, at least not while running. When I lift however, I NEED music to PUMP ME UP! Where is that from?? Saturday Night Live?
So, I’m just wondering, do you use music when you exercise?