AbsoluteFIT with Lydia | Clearly Through the Smoky Haze

via – Lydia M., AVAC’s AbsoluteFIT Blogger

Atmospheric conditions: Yet another way a workout can be ruined.



It was 98 degrees at school pick-up on Monday afternoon. Ugh.  Plus, we could see the Santa Cruz mountain fire from the campus.

And then on Tuesday, it was 102, with the fire now a haze all around us.

It’s cooler today, but: This is now the third straight day that my kids won’t have had outdoor recess, because of the heat and the smoke. And boy, does it show — they’re fighting with each other more, they’re whinier, the older one is more tightly-wound and the younger bounces around my house like a human Superball. Gosh, is it obnoxious.

But I realize: I’m the same way. If I don’t get to burn off my energy, it’s not good.

For various super-annoying reasons, it’s been a week since my last workout (please do not get me started on the waiting-all-day-for-the-refrigerator-repair-guy thing or I will go into a rant that lasts till Halloween), and I am … not myself. I’m short-tempered and tense, restless, with strange aches in various weird places. I think — I THINK — I get to do an AbsoluteFIT workout tomorrow?

AbsoluteFIT is the source of my calm … let us hope for its return tomorrow. Plus outdoor recess for those kids, or I’m gonna lose every last one of my marbles.

—Lydia M. 

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.

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