hey everyone...this post was going to be 'the one with the pictures'...but I failed to plan, therefore planned to fail by failing to either recharge my camera's batteries or check the weather forecast. My camera didn't work and halfway into my walk it started to 'sprinkle'. The thing is...I don't mind a little rain, when it's 70 degrees. When it's about 40 degrees, I mind. It starts to 'sprinkle' about a mile from home. So I have a nonfunctioning (new) digital camera (in it's case). I am a notorious tightwad as well. No way I was going to ruin this camera when I have only taken one picture (*see profile photo). I decided my walk back should go a little quicker than my mile out, so I decided to jog. Now, anything over a brisk walk has not been attempted in years, except for about three weeks ago when I was late to a girl scout meeting. I got out of my van and RAN to the front door. I even remarked to my husband later that the running didn't feel awkward, it felt natural...not that i was inclined to repeat the experience, it was just something I noticed....
So, anyway...back to my walk, I picked up and started jogging, and it wasn't the jarring, floppy experience I had feared. It was a nice rolling experience, like my legs were powering me forward. The only part of my that objected was my heart and lungs...who said WTF?!?
But I would say I jogged about .4 of that mile today. I was sweating and heaving after each little bit, but I could almost remember what it felt like to be in first run group in basic. Almost like your flying. I would say fifty pounds from now I will be running that three miles. I also did something pretty big for me. I have cut back to one cup of coffee a day. In all honesty, this should be a post all on it's own. I think I personally have kept at least one columbian bean picker employed lo these many years. Sorry pablo.
Well, looking forward to the day when I 'don't drink coffee' and I run 'for fun'.
Have a great day.