Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mind -vs- Body

Today as I was laying in bed when my body told me it wanted me to go for a run. I have been losing weight for some time now and am loving the way I feel, but I wanted to try and move it up a notch. I have been having thoughts of running for awhile now, but been to lazy good at excuses to do it. My mind told me that I should stay in bed and get a couple of more minutes of sleep. I have the kids today while Mark goes and works on painting at church so I will need more sleep my mind tells me. You need to move my body tells me.

So out of bed to find something to wear (do I have anything any more? Will it fit?) I found something that not only fit but fit well (thanks to my wonderful sister who gave it to me a couple of years ago) and found my running shoes and head to the door. My mind is still trying to get me to go back to sleep, but my body is pushing me on.

(now let me stop this story here to tell you that it has been dry here and has not rained in weeks)

So what do you think I see when I open the door? Yes that is right rain. My mind is jumping up and down telling me to go back to bed, but NO!!! I am going to run!

OK truth be told I did not run very much, but I did walk and walk fast. I was out for about 30 minutes and it felt good. My body won!! and my mind feels like it was the right thing to do. What a good feeling my mind and body agree (even if I have to drag my sorry ass self kicking and screaming;)


Yarni Gras! said...

I love to work out and I love to walk our dogs, etc.

But running? ugh, no way...not me.
You Go Girl.

Kari said...

Yeah for you!!! I chose the pedometer over the thumb-drive from the work give-a-way the other day. My goal is to start walking every day (like I used to) and set a daily goal. Want to help keep me motivated? :)

~ANG said...

Woohoo! Great job Zoe! Keep it up!

Zoë said...

Thank you all!!! It is the afternoon and I still feel good so I guess I made the right choice.

Stephanie said...

good job, Zoe! :)

this was funny.