Saturday, May 19, 2012
other people may not have high expectations of me, but I have high expectations for myself.
Lately I have started running again. I used to run back when I was in elementary school - I took part in Cross Country every year, and in high school the running requirement was the only way I passed gym class.
Physical activity isn't something I naturally enjoy. I'd so much rather be sitting on the couch with a good book. However, being active is something I've been trying to make a priority in my life. I want to be strong and healthy instead of tired and grumpy.
This morning, I dragged myself out of bed - which was incredibly difficult - and put on my running clothes. Getting started is the hardest part. Once I was out there, my sneakers connecting with the pavement and my iPod busting out One Direction, everything became clearer. I felt proud of myself, connected to my body, and accomplished.
When I want to stay in my bed all day, I aim to remember that feeling.
What is your fitness routine like?