Being Out of Shape is OK

08/14

So yesterday I had coffee around 3pm. If you know me you understand what that means. For those who don’t know me, I hardly have coffee unless I really need it because it makes me incredibly hyper. So having coffee at 3pm means it didn’t kick in until about 4 and it peaked around 5. However, since I haven’t had coffee in months, this cup really hit me hard. Around 7pm, I was jumping off the walls! I had the great idea of getting my energy out by running stadiums (which I haven’t done in years). I’ve attempted to run and stay in shape this summer, but that did not prepare me for the 100 degree heat and lots and lots of stairs. After my first round and 10 minutes of pain, I sat and drank my water, completely exhausted already. But I told myself to go on and do it again. And again. And again. And then three more times. Six circles of stadiums went by and I decided to jog a lap, do two laps where I sprinted on the straight 100 meters and lightly run the curves, then finished up with one last jog around the track. My legs were weak and my body covered in sweat but I was proud of my performance and my will to push through the pain (the music definitely helped). The sun was setting around this time so I went on a little mile cool down where I saw pink skies and enjoyed the moment. Lots of ideas and memories were swirling in my head and I decided to lay on the grass (which is a horrible idea when you’re sweaty because you get all itchy after but side note), breathe, and smell the fresh air.

Moral of this story, you don’t have to be in shape to get a good workout in. Try to enjoy your run and focus on treating yourself to some exercise. This is a perfect time to think, get all of your stress out, and enjoy some fresh air. Then after, you can reward yourself with a treat 😉

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