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Friday, April 19, 2013

Exercise slump broken this week after a month of "I really shoulds"

Don't know if it's because I have routine blood work that needs to be done on Monday, and I want to have good results - whatever that would be for me as a non-pregnant, non-heavy individual...I really don't know, so maybe it's me "putting my best foot forward".

But today's run was one of those "Well, I have all the stuff on, but I really don't want to, but really you should, but the kids have a half day, you really should get this done, just because" kinda runs.

So I did.

Glad I did.

I am the first to say that I am not a runner. I take a very laid back approach to the whole thing...with personal failure & skepticism always lingering on the back of my mind. That and the fact that I really don't want to hurt myself and not be able to do anything at all for weeks on end. So I take it easy.. I push, but not to hard. I guess I am a stamina builder.

Anyway, the point is, is that after 5 years of exercising "consistently" for me...it was good to actually run and just.....run.

I think I am learning that elusive "sweet spot" (somethint that I think runners have) that comes with a good rhythm and lope...one that is oblivious to the music in my ear and the thoughts in my head. My husband doesn't need music to run, and if he does it just as a add-on, not a tool... I guess I never understood how that is until today.

So me and Adele went on a run today and it was nice. She was nice to listen to as I let my body just "be" in the moment.

I had something in the stove, so when the timer went off...the run was done... 2.5 treadmill miles in 35 treadmill minutes. Pretty much a 5 mph steady rhythm. Totally doable. Totally happy with that.

Happy is good.
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DRB13_1 4/19/2013 10:07PM

    Run happy! emoticon

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 4/19/2013 8:43PM

    I think I've finally found that "sweet spot" but then my mom died and I have only run once since then. I will find it again, though. It will just take time. Great job!

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DALID414 4/19/2013 8:22PM

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-AMANDA79- 4/19/2013 5:59PM

    emoticon I always try to focus on how happy I will feel after my workouts. Funny thing. I've never been sorry once!

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NEW-CAZ 4/19/2013 3:19PM

    SO good when your run is so comfortable.
Hope you get good test results! emoticon

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EFOX2013 4/19/2013 2:50PM

    I love to run! But finding the sweet spot can be hard- especially when I'm running indoors. I can't wait for the snow to stop so I can start running outside! Also Nike has a really great running app that pretty accurately tracks your mileage and your speed if you are running in the great outdoors!

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NUOVAELLE 4/19/2013 12:26PM

    I think that "sweet spot" of running will always remain elusive for me. But I'm so glad you found it and enjoyed your run today.
Now, enjoy that great feeling of breaking the exercise slump. And keep a vivid memory of how good it feels.
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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/19/2013 11:24AM

    So nice when the run is comfortable. Hope you get great test results.

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TRICIAE2 4/19/2013 11:19AM

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I lOVE those kinds of runs!!

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