Well I tried running today and it didn't quite work out like I wanted it to. I stepped on my friendly treadmill and coaxed my body into a steady 4.mph walk for about 5 minutes and then inclined to 2% and proceeded to speed up to 5.5mph only for my body to say whooooaaaaaa.....so I quickly went back to walking. I feel like I have golf balls within my quad muscles and my calves hurt so bad words can not explain. Then there's my hip flexers that torture me with every stride. When I put pressure on each leg I get stabbing pains in my hips. It's lovely. I think I'll keep walking everyday and attempt to jog lightly until the torturous pain goes away.
I find it so ironic at 37 how my mind and body completely disagree. For example:
I feel 25 but my body says, "no your not"! My mind says, "yes, let's ride this roller coaster with lots of twists and turns but my body says, "I swear if you put me on one more ride I will make you vomit relentlessly" and I'm stubborn about it too. We fight, me and my body. My mind says, "stay up late and read books and watch TV because you need some no brainer time to yourself", but my body says, "I swear if you keep me up too late I will make you so tired the next day you won't be able to hold your head up". But my favorite argument lately was when I attempted to jump with my son in the moon walk at the church fair and I wanted to jump like a little kid and flip and bounce and my body said, "if you continue to pretend you are 10 then I will be forced to remind you that you carried a baby for 10 months on your bladder and embarass you silly by making sure you piss yourself." So guess who wins?
11 months ago