The weather here in Scotland is…
Well, it’s shockingly bad right now.
Earlier in the week we had really bad snow.
The first night it fell, I walked down in my new boots. I also found out that my new boots aren’t waterproof, and I had to buy a new pair of socks to work out in, because my boots and my socks and my everything were soaked through.
It was bad enough that when I was walking down to the Jock Stein to go to Zumba on Tuesday, boys threw snowballs at me. It missed, and I turned around and said to them, “My god, seriously? You can’t hit a target this wide?!”
When I got down to the Jock Stein Centre, the path between the pitches was a sheet of ice, and I had to walk on the grass. I almost fell over a good couple of times, and had to hold onto the rails when I got to them.
Wednesday, the snow started to clear up, and by this morning it had all but disappeared.
To be replaced by almost gale-force or hurricane-force (I can’t remember which) winds.
Schools are closed. Businesses in town shut early. Double-decker buses were pulled off their routes for fear they’d topple over.
Both The Water Palace and The Jock Stein Centre are closed.
What am I gonna do?!
I’ll tell you what I did. I pulled up my “Walk Away The Pounds” playlist (that’s what I’ve called it, anyway. 25 minutes of tracks that I walk on the spot or dance to) and I worked out.
It wasn’t quite to the same intensity as I could work out in the gym – lack of treadmills or ellipticals or stationary bikes and lack of weights machines means I only had my kettlebells, my yoga mat and myself (and Rich’s video!) to work with, but I still got in a 35 minute workout, and I still sweated a little.
I’ll push myself a little harder tomorrow night to make up for tonight’s lack, but I’m pretty glad I got it done.
Even despite the weather’s attempts to throw off my plans.