Sunday, February 27, 2011

Power of the Mind!

February 20, 2011

I am not getting sick! I am not getting sick! I am not getting sick…..

Ok.  In an effort to kick the butt of this cold or sinus infection or whatever it is that’s trying to knock me down, I decided to go for a run.  I knew I wouldn’t have time to go to the gym today because I had a knitting class to go to (more on that later.)  My little one stretched with me, which made me think that she may like to do yoga with me sometime.  Anyhow,  I put on my sneakers and started the iMapMyRun app on my phone and hit the pavement.  I felt like I was going much slower than normal, which is already pretty slow.  With each step of my jog, my mantra was, “I…am…not…getting…sick…”  I am happy to report that I added .59 miles to yesterday’s jog for a total of 1.59 miles in 28.54 minutes!  I was so excited.  It’s very different being outdoors.  The sun was hot, so that’s something to consider.  It was nicer being in the shade, and there was a breeze the whole time, so that was good. 

So, now I’m feeling pretty good; I can still walk, and I don’t feel completely depleted.  My friend, Dianne is very talented, and she sews and crochets.  Now she wants to master the art of knitting, so I told her I would go to a class with her.  Fun!  She picks me up, and I drive her car to the class. I haven’t driven a car for a while, and compared to my minivan, it’s very small and low to the ground.  But compare to the minivan, I felt like I was in a sports car!  More fun!   It took us about 25 minutes to get there, but when I tried to get out of the car I swear my legs didn’t want to move!  That was the aftermath I had envisioned, just delayed!  After a small pep talk, my legs agreed to work again.

I guess I’ll do some yoga after my angel goes to sleep.  Maybe if I stretch enough, my legs will forgive me.  Maybe they’ll enjoy being in the water tomorrow for water aerobics!

I am not getting sick…I am not getting sick…I am not getting sick….

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