Sunday, January 20, 2008

Stressing Less

nothing like a little sun and some caffeine to turn your running around. i'm enjoying my coffee ritual once again and i was sooooo happy to see patches of sun on this mornings little 4 miler. oh happy day!!

my dear sweet mia's recent post got me to thinking how we (myself very much included)invite unnecessary drama into our fitness efforts by self imposed pressure to perform, inspire or just plain put a dent into "the goals".

i was telling her how i stopped writing in the blog as i face my own struggles with getting back into some sort of routine and i had to ask myself why? i like coming here and writing about my life not just my running life. i like the challenge of putting into words my take on it all. i write more in a private journal but i also like making connections with other bloggers and well i just don't think you have to be a hard core athlete in training to be here.

i'm really happy with today's efforts, everything felt good and the good bit of stretching afterwards felt great. PLUS the 30 minute walk with Brandy afterwards burned another 161 calories.

no pressure just easy forward motion.


Anne said...

I'm glad you had that "talk" with Mia and are back. I've lived in Cali long enough now to feel the same seasonal effects -- lethargy, meloncholy, lack of motivation, etc. -- as people with more traditional winters. It does make it harder to hit the blog if running's all you want to write about. Hooray for Christine. She's back!

Black Knight said...

I agree, a blog with some posts about the life is more interesting than a simple running blog.