In Search of the Elusive "Runner's High"...!
Monday, November 24, 2008
During my 45 min. treadmill session today I jogged for 21 min. which is my record! Usually I walk @ 4.0 mph throughout the majority of my session with a couple upbeat songs @ 5.0 mph, occasionally 6.0 mph. But today I jumped right in at 5.0 mph and held the pace for 21 minutes...woo hoo!
But today I had a helping hand right off the bat when my mp3 player picked Sly Stone's "Dance To the Music" which is an IRRESISTABLE 5.0 mph song...lol!
And THEN came Chick Corea with his stellar Return to Forever band of 1972 performing their opus "Sometime Ago / La Fiesta"! This song is over 20 mins. long and although it has a slow beginning it quickly picks up the pace and gallops along to its crescendo finale...whew!
Here's the album if anyone would like to preview, check it out:
It felt wonderful to be able to jog for this length of time...this so-called runner's high continues to elude me...but who knows? May get there yet! :-)
We'll be heading out for Kalamazoo early tomorrow morning for our 11 hour trek to spend Thanksgiving with our son. Looking forward to seeing him again, even tho it was only Labor Day when he moved out there and we spent time with him then.
Hoping to bring resistance bands and walking shoes to keep up the pace!
Everyone have safe travels, warm visits and a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!