getting there.

Aug 17, 2006 | Life in Progress

i ran for the first time today in a long time. i’ve been walking around the lake, working up to running again. knee was fine. but man, i am out of shape. it happens so quickly! felt good, though. and i ran with kelly, a new friend. the goal is to regularly run around the 3.5 mile loop with ease. i wonder how long it will take to work up to that again? running today made me miss jessica and roxanna in portland.

today, i made a conscious effort to ignore the “should” whispers. i should be doing some more research. i should be in the studio. i should take a nap. i should be exploring more. i should cook more. i should be working on that website, or that project, or contact that person. instead, i woke up when i woke up, felt more relaxed. and i’ll try again tomorrow. i don’t want to make bad habits for myself with this transition. i have a tendency to go overboard and forget to eat lunch or take a break and pee. i’m slooowing down, with some good effort.

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (6 comments)
  1. Kat Candler

    running is good and balance is REALLY good. balance in life, i mean. πŸ™‚

  2. Whatsername

    I am so glad you are running with your friend Kelly!! Good job on the bouldering! Shoulda, coulda, woulda…don’t even go there!!! I miss running with you too.

  3. Tammy

    Good job!

  4. deirdre

    Vanquishing the ‘shoulds’ is really hard work. There are enough of them in life without making more. Congrats on the run.

  5. Anonymous

    *hands kellyrae a laser gun*

    ZAP those damn “shoulds”– zap’em to cinders. You are doing everything right and everything is happening just as it supposed to. It’s all good.


  6. britt

    i once heard that your body loses muscle/fitness/tone twice as fast as it takes to build it. doesn’t that stink? good luck though – i am impressed!!!! you will get there and it will feel good along the way, right?


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