24 December 2008

The first step

was an easy 2 mile run this morning. No record breaking time here, just an easy lope through the neighborhood. I did 2 miles in 28 minutes with a couple of short walk breaks. Not bad. A good place to start anyway.

One thing that I forget when I don't run is how good running makes me feel. I feel like a total rock star after 2 miles. It clears the mind, opens the lungs, gets the blood flowing, it's absolutely awesome. It hurts yes, but the good far outweighs the pain of running.

One thing I remembered when I was running (and I'll have to dig up old journals to verify this) was that the last time I was supremely happy with my body was when I was running a lot. I was running a race at least every other weekend (5 & 10ks). I was running during the week consistently. I was strength training but mainly as a way to improve my running. Also, I was working out for the sheer joy of it. I loved moving my body and sweating. As a result of this it was also the time when I was at my lowest weight in recent history. So I'm going back to that place. I love running so I'm going to make it my main activity. I enjoy weight training so that will play a big roll. I love biking and that's a good cross trainer. I also want to get in some Pilate's and yoga but I'll have lots of free time after next week :)

The first race of the year is a 10k and I'm not ready for that but the next race, Jan 11, is a 5k. I'll be ready for that one. There is a race every month until April then there is almost a race every weekend. So that's what I'm shooting for. Running. Run, Forest, Run......


Paul Eilers said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Michelle said...

hey there! glad to see you're still at it. Merry Holidays!!

Unknown said...


I'm one of your entrecard-droppers and I want to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for entrecarddropping!


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