Exercise!

I’m jogging again! I think I can legitimately say that because I’ve been doing it three weeks now and it takes three weeks for something to become a habit.

I tried to jog a year ago, but I was about 15 pounds heavier then than I am now. I couldn’t haul myself around the .8 mile track at the park once, so I gave up. (I used to haul myself around four times…without stopping!)

I haven’t been to the park yet this year…I started my jogging routine by walking my “winter route” (a 4-mile walk along the sidewalks…they don’t plow the bike path around here during the winter) and then jogged two or three songs along the way. Two or three songs became four or five. Then the snow went away and I moved to the bike path (which has HILLS). I started walking one song, jogging one, walking one, jogging one for the full hour (actually when I’m jogging, I do that 4-mile route in 45-50 min., depending on how much walking vs. jogging I do)…now it’s more like walk one, jog one, walk one, jog three, walk one, jog three, walk one, jog two, walk one, jog one, walk one and I’m home. I think I’m ready to see if I can do four times around the track now.

It’s good to switch your exercise routine now and then (much better to jog outside than ride the stationary bike inside!)…I LOVE that endorphin rush. Yes, I am addicted to exercise. Really, I am…I took a test at the Seattle science museum last summer. I am not addicted to alcohol, drugs or even chocolate (this one surprised me a little!), but I am addicted to exercise.

Looking forward to getting back on the bike! (I need to get the bike in for a tune-up, a drive train clean and a new chain first…I put more than 2000 miles on the bike last year, which explains what happened to the 15 pounds.) I’m thinking maybe this summer I’ll alternate biking/jogging every other day…


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