My morning jog

30 Jul

According to Google Maps, I just finished 2.7 miles of what I’d like to call jogging, but what realistically was dashes of jogging interrupted by stretches of walking. I visited an unfamiliar route and found Earth’s steepest decline followed by it’s steepest incline. Needless to say, I walked up that hill.

Since we moved, which totally whacked up my “healthy” routines, upon stumbling from bed, I sit on my butt in front of the computer drinking coffee. Then I eat a big bowl of oatmeal and fruit. It’s not an optimal routine because I don’t feel like exercising after all that food and coffee and I’m an early morning get-it-out-of-the-way exerciser. Today I wanted to shake it up, so after about 7.5 hours of sleep I got up and drank water instead of coffee and ate some cherries without anything heavy.

I think it was running before coffee that made it so tortuous. My stride was gimpy, my heart was pounding, even my iPod seemed lethargic. I know that non-joggers think running for the hell of it is insaaaane. I know better. But, damn, if jogging felt like that every time, I would give it up.

Still, sitting here now in my drying sweat (I know, gross) and drinking coffee, I’m happy that I kept going in that first awful mile. I completed the route I had mapped out and I feel pretty damn good.

6 Responses to “My morning jog”

  1. thegirlgothot July 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    i told myself i’d go this morning… but the day is still young!

    kudos on going anyway. (:

    • fightn4it July 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

      Thanks! Good luck in that work challenge. Keep writing!

  2. MLarsen July 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    I know exactly how it feels switching that morning coffee and breakfast routine around! It’s awful the first time. And then you feel so good sitting in your drying sweat and having that first blissful sip of caffeine, that you damn-well *earned*… oh yeah, nothing like it. Nice post! =)

    • fightn4it July 30, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

      Thanks man!

  3. Allez July 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Never, EVER run before coffee. Ever.

    • fightn4it July 31, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

      Ha. This morning it was coffee first.

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