Monday, October 16, 2006

Report on Jogging

The weather has turned. Thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit this morning when I went for my jog. It is odd the things you notice when jogging, today I was fixated on the fact that the only part of my body that was cold were the backs of my hands. I love the body awareness that comes from exercise, I can not remember a time before this morning when I thought about the backs of my hands.

Bought a new pair of running shoes this weekend. My last pair were Puma's that I got when Heidi and I were working out to get in shape for our wedding. The pair I bought are the same brand I wore on the cross-country team in highschool. Nike Air Pegasus, they felt pretty good. I have remained consistent in my exercise routine and now have my mileage up to three miles three or four days a week.

I am approaching a strange place with this jogging, that place is a sad feeling on the days that I do not get out there. It is odd that I miss it when I miss it. Two months ago I never gave it a second thought. Why the infatuation with something that I am so bad at? This morning I had the dry heaves to the point that I thought a spike was going to shoot out my spine through the back of my head. I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Jogging is like life, you do not know what kind of jog you are going to have until you get up and take it on. Some days start out great and finish poorly or maybe there is a rough patch in the middle or it could start out awful and you may think that the end will never come and then out of the blue you catch a wind and finish strong. The fun part is finding out and you can not find out unless you start.

I started Operation Lose Weight / Lower Blood Pressure to lose weight and lower my blood pressure. It has become more than that and I am thankful for it. That is what I get for getting started, life and jogging really are like a box of chocolates, you do not know what you are going to get until you bite into it.

If I can do it you can do it. If you have been thinking about getting started exercising and need just that little push to get started consider yourself pushed.


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Anonymous CroutonBoy said...

That's an inspiring story. I've been trying to get back into jogging for years and it's been slow going. I haven't "missed" jogging since I was in high school. Now I "miss" sleeping in.

But I need new shoes, too...that's my new excuse. Glad to hear you're in the zone!

2:19 PM EDT  
Blogger Mary P. said...

It IS an inspiring story. I'm so impressed. I tried running one summer. After giving it a sincere effort for three months, I concluded it wasn't my sport. (That's okay: I have a couple others, and I walk a LOT.)

This made me laugh out loud: This morning I had the dry heaves to the point that I thought a spike was going to shoot out my spine through the back of my head. I wouldn't miss it for the world. Good times. Maybe I should give the running another shot? Ummm...nah.

5:55 PM EDT  
Blogger twoboysmom said...

Wow... three miles in one run. You da man. I bow to your endurance, dry heaves and all.

6:17 PM EDT  

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