First decent jog in a month!!
Friday, November 04, 2011
And I feel euphoric!! Endorphins bouncing all over the place!! I had forgotten the utter joy I feel when listening to my favourite music and running outside.
I only jogged twenty minutes as this was what the doctor recommended for me. After a month of strength training and much smaller workout sessions I'm interested to see how my knee copes. It's a little sore now, but not at all to the extent that it used to be.
I've had such a rough week exercise wise. I've been tired and struggled with the sudden darkness at 5pm. Today I got home at four and thought, 'this is it. It's still sunny, it's not raining, I'm just going to go running'. It was the best thing I could have done.
I walk to and from work, which is exercise in itself (and I do count it because it totals 3 miles at the end of the day) but I have been trying to strength train and do ten minutes of cardio in the evenings and for the last two nights I just haven't done it. I'm not at the point where I can recognize if my being tired means it's ok not to exercise or simply laziness. I've been quite disciplined up until now, but if I let it slip will I start letting other things slip too? Right now I don't know.
I'm so glad I was able to run today. I have missed it and it was great to feel the difference in my body weight. I felt like I was flying. I think I need to debate the merits of running in the dark. I didn't think it was a good idea, but there is no comparison between the feeling I got during and after my outdoor run compared to the runs I've been doing at the gym.
Also glad I could write a semi-optimistic blog as I was feeling quite down about things this week.
Yay for running!