Yep! It’s time. I’ve been eating better, feeling much better, and I know that part of my prescription for health has to include some kind of physical exercise. Today was such a gorgeous day, just a few passing clouds, 80+ degrees, so on the way to pick up the groceries, instead of driving past the pretty little path in my neighborhood (like I always do), I decided to stop….
…and get out of the car. There were a few families out enjoying the day, a runner, an older gentleman resting on a bench from his bike ride over, feeding the birds. And I decided to take a walk.
I’m really happy I got out there today. Just to see what it would feel like, no predetermined goals, just to do a comfortable once-around. I have to say, it felt great.
The circle is a little over half a mile, .6 to be exact. I’m thinking it might be a good place to start a walking routine and gradually move into running.
This walk told me some things (that I already knew) about my present fitness level. It’s basically non existent. At about the half-way point, I looked across the lake and for a second, thought about how far away my car was, and that I was going to have to go a bit to get back to it. At least when I progress I’ll have something to look back on and chuckle about.
I didn’t check my steps or form or speed, stopped several times to take pictures and just took my time. But the next time I visit the lake path (which needs to be tomorrow), I will clock myself and see how long it takes me to walk 3 miles (5 times around).
So when I got to the end of my lap and saw the .6 mark, I went back to the car and rode on to the store, feeling quite proud I must say. Because the hardest part of anything is the beginning. Breaking the ice. Moving from thinking to action. That’s what I did today. I’ve thought about this spot for so long, thinking of how perfect a place it would be to begin. Ok so I’ve begun. Now I have to build the momentum. That can certainly be hard too, but I’m still looking forward to my fitness journey. The doing and the sharing. I expect this branch of my pursuit of radiant wellness to lead to great things. Thanks for letting me share my story with you.