I set my mind to run again today. More prepared though, I did my stretches before hand. I was doing them in my hallway and as I was doing them, my daughter was happily following me and bumping into me as I did them. I think it’s great that my kids want to exercise with me and they want to join in, but it gets frustrating when I am trying to do what I need to do for me and I keep getting interrupted. I am the type of person that once I start working out, I need to keep going, I can’t start, then stop, then start up again 15 minutes later. That is whole reason I looked outside the house for a fitness program. Call me selfish, but it took me long enough to get off my butt and move and I don’t want anything to deter me.
After my somewhat of a warm up, I headed out with my newly imported songs. I found a bunch of old CD’s and imported them into the computer. Gotta say, The Crow Soundtrack was awesome to workout to, especially the NIN track. It is also one of my most favorite movies, if you have not seen it – you need to. I also love tossing in some 80’s tracks like ” Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart. As I was searching for songs, my daughter said get ” Eye of the Tiger”. What fitness playlist would be complete without that song? I know, odd choices when you put them together, but they got me moving.
So off I went. Slowly, but I kept moving, and I swear that damn squirrel from yesterday is mocking me by running along near me, almost like ” Haha, I run faster than you!” Well, I don’t know for certain it was the same demon squirrel but it was in the same area….. just saying.
I kept going and left the mocking squirrel behind me. I focused on the goal – to go farther than I had yesterday, which was my farthest run without stopping, over 1 mile. I had the goal, I had the pace and I kept moving. I happened to look down and there they were, my sneaker laces flapping all over the place on my right foot. So, I am moving along thinking, I can’t stop, the whole point is to go with out stopping, that is what I am doing here. Then, I am thinking, this is gonna look great when I trip face first and kiss the pavement. But, I was committed to my goal and I figured, if I fall, then I fall, it was meant to be, until then, I am going to keep moving myself along til I hit my goal. ( Don’t try running with loose laces at home kids)
I kept going and saw it – my landmark, kept pushing and pushing, my calves on freakin fire! And I DID IT! Ran a little bit farther than yesterday and still over 1 mile without stopping! That makes 2 days in a row that I, Megan Ashworth, ran over 1 mile without stopping! Holy Crap! Then, I stopped and tied my sneaker.
I regrouped, and decided to walk back the way I came, back the way I started. It was a beautiful day here in North Andover, so I took it in. I kept walking back the way I came and all around, my guess is all in all I did 2-3 miles. I am happy with that! I need to get my stamina up for the JDRF Walk in October, I think I should be able to handle walking 5k no problem.
I “swam” my heart out this weekend – gotta keep swimming. I just gotta.