Wednesday, May 6, 2009

6:30 am

As mentioned in earlier posts, I have been running since January. I try to run 4 days a week and I try to run in the mornings. I usually haul myself out of bed one morning a week to run and run in the evenings the other 3 days. I don't know why it is so hard for me to run in the mornings, besides leaving my cozy bed and even cozier husband. Every single time I run in the mornings, I am so glad I did. Walking up my driveway I feel so good! It's done! And as a bonus, I can usually get a cuppa coffee in before the kid wakes up. Sweet!

This morning, the alarm sounded, and I got up, dressed, headed out, and started running. About 300 yards in, I stopped. Just wasn't feeling it today. So I decided to walk my 3 miles today. Now mind you, I walked very briskly.

Man! I miss a lot when I run. This is because, while I love the feeling I have when I am done running, and I love how my body looks better than it has in years, I don't actually like running. As a matter of fact, I loathe it. While doing it, I look straight ahead and count. It's really the only way I can get through it. Some days are easier than others, but it is never a simple thing for me.

This morning was glorious! I love spring. Everything feels so soft and clean and new. While walking (briskly) I had a chance to experience the following:

1. All the gorgeous flowers in my hood. Tulips, lilacs, creeping phlox, etc. Stunning. And they smell so good!
2. Hearing the birds chirp. Love the sound of chirping birds.
3. Looking at all the front porches. I absoutely love front porches. People always tell me you use patios more, but there is just something about a front porch that is so comfy. I will not buy another house that does not have a front porch. Period.
4. A sense of calm. Things have been so crazy around here lately, that is was nice to just stop (while walking briskly!), contemplate, think, let my mind wander.
5. Catching a brief glimpse of downtown all misty from the morning dew.

Got to get my butt out of bed more often. It's so worth it.

Also, thanks to Paige for another delicious Cinco De Mayo meal. Good food. Good company. Good conversation.


Lindy from Indy said...

YOU are an inspiration!! Keep it up! (The running and the writing...)

Isabella said...

we have to go running soon!!! it wil be soo much fun love you!

Teresa in Egypt said...

OMG! I hate running too! My boobs are too big which makes it uncomfortable plus I don't like the feel of slamming against the pavement. Fast walking is so much nicer and like you noticed you can observe better.

Good on you for making yourself exercise. Motivation is a tough one.