Yesterday’s Workout: Ran 5 sets of 10 flights of stairs (29 steps per flight) at the local college. That’s 1450 stairs. Bam! Roundtrip I walked 3.05 miles. And it felt so good!
Today’s Workout: Run-Walk intervals at the high school track. Run 200 m (1/2 lap), Walk 100m (1/4 lap). Repeat for 12.5 laps = 5K. Time: 37:21.
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I know I have it good. Really good, in fact. I know that a couple months on crutches and several months of recovery are nothing compared to what a lot of people go through. But for me, these last couple months been eye opening and have helped remind me what I love, what I’m grateful for.
Lately, I really love my husband.
He is my rock. His sense of humor is often inappropriate but always on the mark. I love that we give each other a hard time as a way of showing love. He reminds me to appreciate life and live in the moment. And lately, he’s been my walking and workout buddy and I love that.
Lately, I can’t get enough of my mutts.
I recently fostered a squishy face, Boston Terrier named Roxy. She had a meet-and-greet with a nice couple that didn’t workout. Then another couple who I thought was perfect for her, and turned out to be her forever home family. As they contemplated adopting her, I told them the undeniable truth – having 2 dogs costs twice as much as having 1. But I also assured them that having 2 dogs meant twice the fun and love of having 1. I am so lucky to walk through the front door and have more than 20 paws (yikes!) bouncing up and down, excited that I have once again returned home!
It’s so easy to take Seattle for granted. I remember running errands with my mom a few years ago and commenting on how beautiful the mountains were and how cool it was that we have mountains in every direction (the Olympics to the West, Mount Baker to the North, the Cascades to the east, and Mount Rainier to the South). She was take aback; she said when she was my age she had no appreciation for things like that. I reminded her that at my age she lived in Ohio and saw nothing but flat wheat and corn fields as far as the eye could see. It was a different kind of beauty, but the kind I’m surrounded by is undeniable.
Lately, now that my hip is on the mend, I’m am embracing my ability to be active.
I can’t seem to get enough. I sit at work for 8 hours and think about what I’m going to do when I get home – cycle, go for a walk, throw the frisbee around, even just gardening and doing chores. Don’t get me wrong, I get my dose of TV time (hello physical therapy exercise entertainment) but I am loving feeling healthy again. It’s amazing.
What are you loving (the most) lately? The summer weather? Your own pets or family?