Last autumn I started jogging. It was amazing! Yes, at first I felt incredibly unfit. I was huffing and puffing along lobster-red in the face.. I had to take short breaks on nearly every bend in the road, and I was not really convinced this jogging thing was for me.
Even though I did not have a flying start, I decided to stick with it. And I soon found that I was able to jog faster, and in longer intervals. And I felt OK (sometimes good even!) during my jogs.
I am fortunate to be working in a building really wonderfully located near the waterfront and public parks. This makes me want to jog home, just to get a chance to enjoy the beauty and silence. This week was another sunny week. Due to more-than-usual stress at work (and meetings I figured I could not attend wearing my running gear) I had not been jogging for 2 months. But I figured, hey, I finally have time and energy (sort of). Let's jog!
Ugh. I now have learned that jogging and seasonal allergies just don't mix well. Just a couple of minutes into my jog I was huffing and puffing even worse than I was last autumn during my first jog in ages. And I was going slower. Once I got home I showered and soon collapsed on the sofa and slept 14 hours. Straight. Then woke up with itchy eyes, stuffy nose and a horrible headache.
So no more jogging outside for now. Not until whatever is bothering me in the air has cleared. Until then I probably should find an alternative way to get my heart pumping, but right now I am at a loss as to what this could be. I'm not a fan of indoor exercise..
At least I did manage to take quite a few pictures during my many, many breaks;
This is what greets me on my jog home! Started with a spring in my step, feeling as fresh as the breeze.
This little beauty was almost outshining the sun!
My jog-nemesis, the evil (but oh so gorgeous!) pollenizers!
Taken during one my many breaks..
And by this point I was dragging my feet the rest of the way home..