Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Crazy Train

I have got a case of crazy. I think something has snapped. The one thing I swore I hate to do, I am doing. JOGGING. I don't know what has over come me to start jogging, but I am on my way. I found this program called The Couch To 5K. It is not scary, I get to walk to start out, and I find myself enjoying it. Who would have thought?

I find myself thinking that maybe I can do this. Is it possible? Can I actually run a 5K? I like getting up and getting outside. I like that when I am out (gulp) exercising the world is quiet and peaceful. When I get back home, I am wide awake and ready to greet my kiddos and get the show on the road. And at night I don't feel so bad while I sit and knit or sew. I feel.........healthy.

There are no plans for marathons or running for more than 3-4 times a week. Just a way to stay fit and take care of this aging body. I want to enjoy foods and drinks and life and not diet my life away. So maybe, just maybe, this will help me do that.


Lost Poet said...

My first 5K was run because it was expected of me where I worked. Being a temporary worker means that I HAD to do what management said whether I liked it or not. I never trained, and on the day I realized Management in their ultimate wisdom signed me up for the 10K instead of the 5K. I ran it anyway, and finished it. I was never so tired (or exhilarated) by physical activity in my life. I think this is a positive step and you should keep it up!

Carrie said...

I can't believe it. I'M actually 'jogging' too! Seriously. I've been doing it for just over a month now. Even my friend Meg who swore off such a gross activity has been 'jogging.' I think I'm all kinds of crazy too. Good for you for setting an actual goal. I'm usually just a zombie on a treadmill! :) Keep up the good work!