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.