Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Like riding a bike. Or getting back on the horse.

or, How I Started Running Again

I just did it.

Two of my coworkers mentioned on Monday that they planned to hit the track at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This turned out to be just the kick in the pants I needed to Start Running Again. It's been several months, due to the heat of summer (which lasts from late April to late October, usually). And I was skeptical that I would even have any energy or zest left for running. It just seemed like a big ordeal to Start Running Again.

But I turned to the trusty Couch-to-5K Plan, hauled tush out to the track, and Started Running Again. And it was easier than I expected. Thankfully. So now I can relax and run, and enjoy what I've always enjoyed about running - the outdoors, working out, feeling strong, and knowing I am doing something good for my body.

What have you started over with this year?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's a new day

And a new it's time for some reflection.

  • What do I want from this year? Am I on the right track? How can I take better care of myself and those I love?

  • As has become our habit, TH and I escaped for a couple of weeks of vacation. It was the best of was the worst of times. Fighting insomnia, head colds, and other vacation maladies, we did not always feel our best. Still, it was a reprieve from the everyday. It was an adventure and a chance to make each other laugh about our predicaments. These times are crucial for my sense of self and sense of well-being. As my days off wind to a close, I'm left again with the ongoing question: how do I bring the vacation into the everyday? How can I live my daily life in a sense of wonder?

Hope to see you along the way, this year.