"time" i said to myself "time to shape up, time to take control, time to get with the plan."
2008 has not been a great year (exercise wise) for me.
i started the new year with "the knees", then i moved on to "the elbow" and finally there was "the foot". and of course let us not forget "the drug" repurcussions and "the drug" withdrawal symptoms...
damn, it's a miracle i am not recovering in an asylum!
today, i begin again! i changed into my somewhat raggedy exercise clothes and began. stretching and limbering up ... i run on a sports trampoline, it spares my aging joints from too much impact damage.
when i am fit i am able to run pretty much as long as i please.
fit i ain't! so i started with a gentle run ... all good.
"the foot" endured the exercise and i jumped off the trampoline with no more problems than when i jumped on.
my body loved being encouraged to work. my ear and mind were delighted ... i always supply them with a blast of rhythmic noise when i run. my brain was grateful for the gift of endorphins my body produced.
and me ... hot, sweaty and happy. and hopefully ... a little way down the line, a little leaner!
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"There are too many people, and too few human beings." Robert Zend
"Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then eat just one of those pieces."