This morning I went jogging. (My face is still cooling down actually and my water bottle is right next to me.)
I didn't get a chance to jog yesterday due to a full and heavy schedule. So today I decided to make up for it.
From the moment I opened my eyes I decided I wasn't going to attempt anything. I was just going to jog.
I didn't want to attempt any records.
I didn't want to try flooring it when it came to the inclines in my road.
I didn't want to time myself (although I did) to give myself a boost.
I also wasn't struggling to get it done like Wednesday.
I wasn't dreading every moment or
day dreaming the time away.
I promised to jog in a steady pace the whole way. Not because I was tired or didn't want to stress myself. I did it because I simply wanted to get my heart pumping this morning.
I wanted the cool mountain air to wake me up. I wanted to enjoy the music on my mp3 without having to wonder or worry that the next song coming up would be too slow to keep me going.
I wanted to have my breath steady. I wanted to be steady.
And I was. And it felt great.
Here are the numbers:
0.5 miles in 7 minutes
1 mile in 14 minutes
2 miles in 28 minutes.
I didn't do it for the time. I did it... just because I wanted to.