Week In Review

Week In Review: A Little Taste of Winter/Preferred Workout Times?

We’re finally getting some snow here in Southern New England. I love snow, but I hate when it interferes with my plans. I had to miss a friend’s baby shower in Long Island because I wasn’t sure how the roads would be. It was probably the right call, but I’m still kind of bummed about it.

I also rearranged my workout schedule because I was planning to travel to Long Island Saturday morning, which meant I wouldn’t be able to make my standing appointment with my trainer. Instead, I went for a session Wednesday after work. I don’t know about you, but my body has a preferred time period to workout in, and that is first thing in the morning. She said it was a tough workout, but I felt pretty defeated. I didn’t feel strong and I was having trouble with my balance.

I’ve noticed that I don’t do well in the evenings in the past, too. When I go on runs in the evening, my ankles hurt and my stride is off. I find myself knocking my knees together. It’s also just mentally harder. I don’t really have these issues running in the morning.

I also prefer working out on an empty stomach. I’ve read articles saying that’s bad and others saying that’s good. I’m just going to go with the fact that it works for me. Although I do tend to eat a small amount of food, such as half an apple with some peanut butter or a piece of toast and peanut butter, before my Saturday morning training sessions.

How about you? Is there a time of day that works better for you to get your workout in? Any tips to help me overcome my evening workout woes?

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