Mornings...

This past Monday, I finally started doing something that I’ve known for a while needed to begin again. I started going for early morning walks with the intent of transitioning slowly into running. 

I wasn’t sure how my first morning would go. 5:15 wake up. Gauging distance so I don’t keep it going too late. Shower and get ready for work. Take Nathan to my parents’ house. Plus I had to figure in how I’d feel after my first cardio workout after months away.

It went great, really. I felt amazing after my 3.25 mile walk and I was energized the whole day. Woo!

That wasn’t the case on days 2-4. I hurt. Bad. But I pushed through. And increased my distance each day. I made my step goal every day this week and Friday finally returned some peace to my body. 

I don’t think I’ll do a five-day blitz like that again. It was pretty brutal but I really just needed to do it. I will keep up with the walks and, eventually, runs, though.

But a great side effect of it all was some fantastic sunrise and early morning photography. 

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I just need to keep this up.

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kilax

Good for you! You can keep it up - just keep reminding yourself how good it makes you feel!

kapgar

Didn’t I make it clear the bad days outweighed the good ones?

Marie

Wow that is gorgeous! And seriously good on you for doing this. I am not a functioning human in the morning so it's pretty difficult to get out and do any activity (I just get up at 5:30am and get ready and go to work to be in early and out early). Definitely makes it easier when you have those beautiful views on your walk!

kapgar

It lasted a week but I’m going to try starting it up again next week. Wish me luck.

kapgar

You can do it!

On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:21 PM Kevin Apgar <kevinwapgar@gmail.com> wrote:

It lasted a week but I’m going to try starting it up again next week. Wish me luck.

Kevin Spencer

I really really should do some form of exercise. This post is quite inspiring. Right, tomorrow I'll walk a bit.

kapgar

Yeah, except I really haven’t done it since that week.

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