Friday, January 21, 2011
And... She's Back
Running, that is.
I floundered a little in the middle of week three of C25K, stopping after I got a little bit sick, but I really think I needed to take things a bit easier and have some rest. I needed to be kind to myself.
I'm feeling stronger again now.
My need to get back into a solid exercise routine hit me while I was away camping recently. One afternoon I had that familiar feeling of being overwhelmed and over everything, with lots of negative thoughts swirling in my head. I dragged myself to the river.
Swimming against a strong current, using it like a lap pool, I swam as hard as I could. When I stopped, I felt alive.
I was re-energised, and I felt great.
It was that afternoon that I felt ready to come home again, ready to live my life; then that I realised I would be okay.
Exercise has, for years, been an important part of my life. It gives me the energy and the frame of mind to keep up with myself and all the things I want - and need - to achieve. It helps me see places I never thought I'd be able to go to; it makes me believe in myself.
I needed to be reminded of that.
Now, I'm back to running - or, I should say, building up the fitness to run. I'm also walking more regularly again, and doing my strength exercises every morning.
I'm back baby.
Posted at 10:09 AM