It has been a LONG time since I did an exercise or health post. To be honest, I haven’t really exercised in ages and I’m far from healthy in terms of what I eat and how much weight I’ve gained in the past few years. I decided to make a change (again) and instead of just jumping into something, I decided to make a plan.
I’m probably way over-thinking this, but that’s what I’m good at, so I will try not to let it get too out of hand.
I stopped running a few years ago (was it last year?) because I was in pain. I went to a physical therapist once, but according to him, I had to relearn how to walk and run and I figured it just wasn’t worth it. But I’m sort of missing it. Now that it’s warmer, I see runners on the sidewalks and I am starting to realize that the empty feeling inside is longing.
I just had a thought today about when I went for my first run. I did it because my sister told me that she had started running and she also told me how much she loved it. My sister and I have this not so healthy competitive thing that happens with us, but this time, that competition got me up off my ass. I was actually at her house, and the next morning I just got up and went for a run. I didn’t have the right shoes. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. I just did it.
Boy, was it hard! I hurt for a few days and barely ran for most of the mile I was out, but at the same time it felt so good! After that, I was hooked. Pain sort of deals a blow to all that nostalgia that running can offer, but I think I’ve learned enough about my body to understand what I need to do.
I’d already decided that I was going to go for a run in the morning, but then the doubts started creeping in. Is it going to hurt? What if I can’t run very far? What am I even doing? Who am I kidding?? But then the voice of reason reminded me of that first run and I am all set.
This blogger is going for a run tomorrow morning. I’m hoping that it will help dispel that empty/hollow feeling that’s been plaguing me. Even if it doesn’t, I’m sure there will be other benefits to it.
Happy Saturday everyone!
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “empty/hollow.” Use one, use both, entirely up to you. Enjoy!