Monday, August 27, 2012

Daily Exercise

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?

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