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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!

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    emoticon Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy :)
    3397 days ago
    (Thanks for the SparkGoodie! You're doing AWESOME!!!)

    I just graduated the Couch to 5K program, and in my second to last session before completing the program, I FELT IT!!!! I was listening to music and it just took on a different quality, I felt like I was being sung to, just me, my stride changed, it was DEFINITELY it. It was so cool I can't even describe!!! You've done REALLY well with walking have you looked into starting running? (I've fallen in love w/ it and I'm a slow runner ;) )
    3397 days ago
    Ohh Wow,

    I am a Social Worker too at a Long Term Care Nursing Facility.

    Tough job huh?
    3400 days ago
    Hi there,

    I too have just started running, and can run now for like 15 minutes without stopping which is a great accomplishment for someone of my size and exercise history.

    This "high" has eluded me as well. I do get pumped up and proud of myself for even doing it in the first place, but no "high".

    Maybe you gotta be on there a longer amount of time or something.

    I am happy for you that your journey continues to bring you surprises and that your quest for your true self is ever evolving in a positive direction.

    Continued Success and Revelation,

    3400 days ago
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