Yesterday in a moment of weakness, I made a promise to myself that today was the day I start a regular program of exercise. Then I promptly forgot about it.
But at 5:45 this morning I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I eventually hauled my lazy butt out of bed and went outside to do day one of Couch to 5k. In the dark of the morning, with my IPhone in hand and music playing, I set off.
While I was walking/jogging this morning I discovered several truths about myself and the world.
- It is possible for me to run without the motivation of someone chasing me.
- Running downhill is much easier than running uphill.
- Lawn sprinklers are deceptively quiet. They are the ninjas of the lawn care world.
- Having Cake’s cover of “I Will Survive” come up on my playlist as I am sucking wind and trying not to pass out was the work of either a loving God trying to motivate me, or an evil power trying to mock me.