Thursday, September 18, 2008
A Do Run Run Run and Do Run Run
I went for a run yesterday. The first run in about one month. I was feeling extra motivated for a solid workout after watching the premier night of Biggest Loser the night before.
Here were some of the thoughts that I had during my run:
- Five minutes after my walking warm up, I knew it was time to start running I felt scared and afraid I wouldn't be able to actually run. I told myself, right at this corner, I will run. And I did.
- Two minutes into my run, I thought, "This isn't so bad. I actually like this!"
- Five minutes into my run, I thought, "Wow, I have been running for five minutes, I didn't think I would last this long without having to slow my pace down to to a walk!"
- Six minutes into my run, I thought, "Where in the heck did this play list on my Shuffle come from? I don't recall downloading so many naughty, booty smacking songs! And, is Snoop Dogg the Anti Christ?"
- Eight minutes into my run I started to lengthen my stride and hold my head higher. I also enjoyed Gwen Steffani, "B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"
- Twelve minutes into my run, I thought, "Bummer, I haven't seen any cars or people out to see my run. Why am I so motivated by what others think of me?"
- Fourteen minutes into my run, "If I could just keep this pace up until we pass Bonnie's house, maybe she will see me run and think I am disciplined and fit."
- Sixteen minutes into my run, "Wow, that sunset is gorgeous. The lake looks so peaceful. I can't wait to stretch and breathe in some peace like that into my body."
- Eighteen minutes into my work out, "My run will be done soon, but I want to keep running. I am loving this!"
- Nineteen minutes into my work out, "I hope some people in these store fronts and restaurants see me run and envy me. I hope my bust and belly look flattering and not fattening!"
- Twenty two minutes into my run, "Cool, there is a town meeting at the fire station and the garage door is open. I must really lengthen my stride and look like this is a piece of cake. Ahhh. Why did I eat those two candy bars today?"
- Twenty four minutes into my run, "At the next street corner, I slow down to a walk. I can make it..."
- Twenty five minutes, I ran, feeling re-energized, strong, healthy and re-vitalized. I walked home, stretched, showered, drank 3 large ice waters and laid on top of my bed while Fred and I watched our Netflix, "Mad Men, Season 1." Every once in a while, Fred would rub the arches of my feet or my back. He is so wonderful!
Life is good!