I ran today. I ran for a total of 10 minutes. Not all at once mind you. I ran in two minute increments. And it felt wonderful! I've forgotten how good I feel after running. There is no feeling on earth that equates. I understand how people can love the sport of running.
Now mind you. Don't go accusing me of loving to run. I love how I feel after I run. I hate running. Ok. Maybe hate is too strong of a word. At least for today it was. I actually felt great while I ran. And I looked forward to each interval. I ran 2 then walked 3. I repeated these intervals 5 times. I think I may do it again tomorrow. Maybe even go for 2.5 minute running intervals....or go for more intervals. Maybe I should stick with 2 min intervals as they were doable and I should just add more intervals tomorrow.
That all depends on how my body is feeling. I am very sore tonight. A very good sore. But sore none the less. I could always dose up on vitamin I (ibuprofen) before the run... I have options. The one option that does not exist is doing nothing. That is no longer an option.
In fact, I think I need to find more to do in my day. Exercising has gotten me off my butt in more ways than one. I now get my chores and errands done early. I have dinner planned out and prepared. I find I have more time on my hands.
Now, I could clean my house more. And yes it does need it. But I need to pace myself. Just like this program. One habit at a time. If I go full blown Flylady on my home I'll burn myself out again. so I do my chores as they are planned each day. But I may need to add more.
I am think I also need to get to work on my family tree.
I had two goals this fall. I wanted to get into shape and I wanted to work on my family tree. Sandie's illness sidetracked both. But now I have started to workout again. I can feel my body changing. And in taking the time to workout I have found I have more time on my hands. And napping is no longer needed!
So time to hit goal number two from this fall.