Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Friday, February 18, 2011

Really, Who Would Have Guessed This About Me A Year Ago?

So I get up this morning after a couple of snooze buttons. I swing my legs out of bed, feel that the soreness is still there but has dissipated quite a bit and the first thing I think? Gonna be a great run in the park this morning! With this warm weather hitting us, and the fact that I don't work on Fridays, I have kinda decided that weather permitting, it is time to begin jogging in the park on Fridays and that thought just absolutely makes me overjoyed! A year ago, I had trouble walking around my block people! and it is a half mile! Now I am determined that today is the first day I jog three miles straight while not on the treadmill. I like running on land, I can adjust my pace automatically and take hills both up and down into account and honestly, my mind wanders more when I jog on land because I don't have to focus on staying in the middle of the treadle either. Not that the treadmill has not been a wonderful tool this winter and it has kept me moving forward in my weight loss when it would have been easy to stall out until the spring got here. I just love being outdoors and get a great deal more joy out of the thought of all the different locales I can go jogging. We are going to go either camping or cabin staying at a couple of state parks this summer. One is going to be Devil's Den, our favorite and most local park. I can just envision me climbing out of the tent or walking out of the cabin and taking a morning jog around nature's beauty and it makes me feel all mushy inside. really? where did Fat Shane go? oh who cares, I like this new Shane better anyway!



2 comments:

  1. Morning, friend! Hope you have the most fantastic and amazing run! My goal for this year is to catch the exercise virus that has overtaken you!!! I will probably never run because my knees are my knees, but to find that form of movement that would make me feel the way that running makes you feel would be totally awesome.

    Happy Friday, Shane...let's make it a good one!

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  2. So good to hear that you LOVE exercising outdoors!! me, too, Shane! I will be starting the C25KM in a couple of weeks. Your jogging is inspiring. Have a great weekend!

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