Guess who’s back?
And by back, I mean in North Dakota.
After a long and rather miserable seven months (more about that in another post), I packed up last week and moved to North Dakota to pursue my PhD in Teaching & Learning at the University of North Dakota.
And, once I was settled in here, I suddenly felt the urge to run again (note: this is after three months of a strong aversion to the thought of exercise).
And so I did.
Sunday: 60 minutes walking
Monday: 4 miles, easy
Tuesday: 30 minutes yoga, 20 minutes walking
Wednesday: 6 miles, easy
Thursday: 20 minutes, walking
Friday: 60 minutes, elliptical
Saturday: 5 miles, easy
Total miles: 15
I’m not only out of shape, I’m up 10-ish pounds – and now I have to trick myself to exercise (for example, I’ll run to the grocery store and walk back with the groceries). But I sort of feel like I have a more healthy attitude towards exercise. Exercising more than 60 minutes shouldn’t be the norm, but the exception (even when I’m training for a marathon, for once weekly long runs). I’m loving that I want to run again, and I’m not going to put any pressure of certain distances, mileages, races or times to get me down.
For now, I’m simply running because I love to run.