Saturday, April 4, 2015

Exercise

As I think about it way back I remember almost getting to this point about 6 years ago when I started running. Like I needed it and would make sure it was at the top of my list but I did not have the support I needed to keep it there. The kids were small and the time not always there. It sadly got lost in the hurricane of my life.
Today it seems strange almost how important it is. I have a running plan that needs to be tended to and I sort of enjoy finding the time and routes needed to get these training runs done. The weather is coming around too. Tomorrow I have a few extra free hours and I am hiking. Weirdo excited about that, don't ask. I also will be plotting my 5 mile run for Monday. Where oh where will that take me?
Add a dog to this mix and now I have at least 1 if not 2 mile walks around the bog a day just for her. That is just not an option. Like I can't skip feeding the kids or walking the dog.
Yoga is still here too. It's only been 3 classes but I love it. I am doing things I wouldn't have tried and am sort of glad it is dark in the room because I just listen to her voice and focus on doing the pose and feeling my muscles. Last week she showed us a modified head stand and I tried it. I would have passed in the past but I really wanted to see what I could do. I even laughed at myself when that headstand turned into a somersault after I lost my balance. 2 seconds in that pose was better than not ever trying it. We tried it twice just so I could understand how the hell I was supposed to get my knees on my elbows?!?! Don't ask again, too hard to explain but totally cool.
It is also kind of incredible to feel my body changing. It's slow like the rotation of the planets but every once in a while I will notice something like the quick 1.5 mile run outside the PD, I just cut over 1 minute off the time since the last time I ran it. Like I feel ribs with only skin over them. Oh and I think I need new pants again although I am starving all the time. 



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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40