Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 176 I Get It More Than Ever Now

Good Friday evening bloggers. I have to admit, there are some times I don't really want to blog over the weekend. It seems the traffic is much less, the comments less forthcoming, and just less enthusiasm is generated in blog land. I get that. I live life on the weekends as I am sure most of us do. But even if I had the policy of no blogging on the weekends, I would have to post about today. Ever have one of those days? It just seems like things were going so well and nothing could possibly go wrong, so you just kinda start waiting for something to happen, and it never does? That was today! I mean I slept a little later than usual (if you want to call 4:45 a.m. late that is), I was dead on in my eating, Kathy only worked for a couple of hours this morning and came back home, Kathy's Mom took us to lunch and hung out with us for the afternoon, I got the local news stations coffee mug I have been coveting for years finally for free! Then, Kathy and her Mom decided they were going to get their respective nails done. I obviously was not going to partake in that activity, so the plan was I would go to the park and get a few laps walking in until they called and said they were done. I had actually suspected that this was how the afternoon was going to play out, so I had worn my new Under Armour Shade running shoes from the house. I don't know how the bug got planted in me to do some real, outside, in the wild jogging, but it struck me that I was going to get one lap in walking to warm up, and I was going to jog 2 laps after that. I don't know where the sign is now, but I KNOW I saw a sign there before that said the paved walking trail I was on was 3/4 of a mile long. So I jogged a mile and a half. Not only that, I was shocking myself in that I had planned on just jogging at a loping pace, but I couldn't get myself to slow down! I was jogging at a pretty good clip. Folks, I get it! I just get it. There is nothing like a crisp cool day, a blue sky and a good breeze, and just turning yourself loose to jog and jog and jog. I have never felt so at peace, so alive and so aware of my physical being before in my life! It is almost tantric!! Ok not really but I mean it was so cool! I finally got tired about 1/2 way through the last lap, but even then, I was not exhausted, I just could tell I had been jogging pretty hard. I don't know all you folks take on running, but if you have even a passing interest in the idea of becoming a jogger, I highly suggest that you go out and get yourself in shape for that! It truly is a great experience, and as a fat or former fat person, you will appreciate the beauty of the experience even more, trust me.



5 comments:

  1. Sounds amazing, Shane. I don't know if my knees will ever allow me to do it, but who knows. I'm at a place right now where I never thought I'd be, so maybe I can jog someday. Sure seems like something I'd like to try. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Amazing post Shane! You are awesome! A mile and a half of jogging is such great progress. And I agree with walking/jogging outside. It's so much better!

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  3. I feel the EXACT same way about weekend blogging. I am so impressed how much energy you have. Can a sista get some that energy? I need a caffeine drip or something.

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  4. That is fantastic! I so hope someday I am right there with you! I've heard people say that walking or running can get addicting, I so believe but I've yet to experience it. Good for you and glad to see that you are blogging when YOU want to blog rather than when people tend to be around.

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  5. You definitely inspire me! Thanks

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