|If I waited until the sun was low, then I'd be all long and skinny.|
Today was day 1 of week 5 of my Couch to 5K program. It's a lot more running. In spite of still feeling very crampy, I felt strong. The first five minutes I barely shuffled, then a short walk and suddenly the spring came back into my step. I was actually picking up my feet instead of shuffling and I felt great. Breathing still feels like a challenge - like people turn around to look to see what's coming up on them huffing and puffing so hard. I know it will get better, so I keep doing it.
Instead of turning home at the halfway mark, I continued on, rounding out the sea wall near the planetarium. Once passed there, it all becomes so peaceful. That was the gift I needed today. I had left the house feeling blue after fighting with my 12yo. I ended my run sitting by the water watching the horizon and listening to the waves lapping the shore. It was the meditation that I needed to put our mother/daughter troubles into perspective.
There have been several sculptures popping up along the lakefront recently, so I stop to photograph a few of them on my walk home. I'll put up a complete series when I get them all.
What did you do for exercise, today?