I realized today that on this day a year ago I was running my first and only 10K road race. That race was by far one of my favorites! For a few minutes I felt a little melancholy about not having raced since then. You all know by now that I had some set backs that sidelined me. I realized today however that I ALLOWED those set backs to sideline me and in essence I sidelined myself! I know, deep right? Well no more! I am back on track! I am pleased to report that I have started working out again regularly and the endorphins are plentiful!
The decision to start regular workouts again was not a conscious one. Not really. Although, I had been feeling sort of lousy (always tired, etc. ) and knew that I needed to do something about it. I popped back into the gym a couple of times, and took myself for a few short runs. I think the big turning point was last weekend when J-Dawg asked me to join her on a bike ride. As you may recall the bulging disc in my neck was most painful when I was on my bike. I was hesitant to test it again but after having ZERO pain for months I decided to suck it up and quit whining! Off we went!
We had a great ride! Over hill and dale…well no dales…what is a dale anyway?
We conquered over eight miles of the scenic Farmington Valley! The best part….my neck is 100% A-OK! J-Dawg, when can we ride again!?!!
Going forward I plan to continue pushing myself. I will be diligent about making healthier food choices.
I will get back to the gym more often and yes, I will continue to run! I am registered for a 5K coming up but I have not decided yet if I will go forward with it. Probably!
I will also continue to hop on my bike and take off now and then! Because I can 🙂
Otter is trying to lead by example.
You wouldn’t know it from this picture but Otter loves all fruit! Felix is a bit more discriminating, and Lefty will only eat bananas….weirdo.
I hope you had a great weekend!
- What is your favorite warm weather exercise?
- What is your favorite warm weather food?