Friday, June 09, 2006
Run, Jog or Walk....
It's all good!
I have went out walking/jogging for the last three days in a row. I'm really excited about that. Last night as I was out jogging and fast walking through the neighborhood I started to focus on what I was doing. Not just doing it. I was wondering what the difference was to a jog and a run. Yeah, I've kidded myself into thinking that I run occasionally. :) It's more like a faster jog. So as I am thinking about this I start to pick up my knees a little more, to lengthen my stride a little more, kick my feet up in the back a little higher. I was actually running. For about 100 paces. Then I died. :) Running is a big harder than jogging. I would have to say that jogging is the easiest out of the three. When I walk it is fast paced heal to toe rocking motion with my arms moving in tandem to my feet. It is fast and it keeps my heart rate up. Just when I think my legs can't take it anymore I break into a jog. Whew. That helps. My heart rate increases, but the muscle strain isn't as bad. Then to push it a little more I slipped it a real run last night!
By the time I got home I was red faced and sweaty! It felt good. I realized that I love to exercise outdoors. In order to continue to exercise indoors I really think I need to throw some walking/jogging/running in the mix.
My kids last day of school is next Wednesday. They will be on summer break after that. I have decided that I am going to keep getting up at 6am even though I don't have to be at work until 8:30am, so that I can run/walk/jog in the mornings. The afternoons I will focus on either abs or weights. I'm pretty excited about my new plan because it is working with things that I love to do. I don't' want to give up TJ, but right now I need to get into the habit of being active, and if that requires me pushing my butt out the door then so be it. The evenings will be TJ with either abs or the weighted TJ. So I'm not totally giving it up.
All my friends are so active and healthy. I just want to be healthy again. I am done moaning about the weight I have gained in the last year. I'm ready to move on. So that is what I'm doing.