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….