Posts Tagged ‘jogging


One Mile Down, 10 lbs to Go

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So, I just finished my first mile.

I haven’t jogged in about four years and even then it was on a treadmill.

And I’m sure not certain I ever did a mile either.

But today I did.

The distance around the block is about 1/4 of a mile.

I started out with 1/2 a mile in mind. But around the end of the 1/2 mile I thought to myself, “Hey, what’s another lap?”

About halfway through that third lap, my legs started to hurt. I mean, “Holy crap, when did I step in lit napalm?” kind of hurt.

So, I started writing out a few articles in my head (one of which you’ll see later), ignored the pain and kept going.

I’ve never seen the appeal of running. I mean, I like being outdoors and moving but I never really understood the appeal of making yourself run.

Today though, I got it. That mile was a chance to sort my thoughts, to have a little bit of time for myself and some peace. It’s not like I don’t have quiet during the day (yappy dogs aside). But it was nice to just have time to think with nothing else on the agenda.

I think I’ll do another mile tomorrow.

Unless my legs collapse in which case I’ll probably sit on my rear end and watch Netflix.

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