A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Friday, October 3, 2008

September Summary

I got back into running in September by starting with a running partner who is a homeschooling mother of 5. We meet two mornings a week to run and share ideas although the huffing and puffing has cut down on the talking. Nancy found a program that eased us into running with 1 mi jogs followed by 2 min brisk walks alternating for 5 sets. Then it was 2 min runs...then 3 min. Weekend runs were on our own, but I've managed to make all of mine. :)

My first Oct run was yesterday and afterward I sat down to look over what I've accomplished. In September I ran 3 times a week for 4 weeks, and yesterday I easily ran 2 miles seperated by a 1/4 mi walk. I'm feeling pretty good, and this morning I treated myself to a plain, grande coffee from Starbucks after my run. On the chilly walk home with my hands warmed by the coffee and my nose full of the scent of paper cup, I pondered what habit I could gently add in this month. No decisions yet. Perhaps making sure I get my (breastfeeding mom's) 8 servings of fruit/veg a day?


Cindy said...

Great to hear from your Rachel! I love how you want to 'gently' add habits in... so nice and a reminder we need to be gentle with ourselves.. :)

Your running sounds fun. My favorite running times in my life was when I had a partner. Such nice talks between the huff and puffs..

Keep us informed!

Leonie said...

I am impressed by your running, and it must be nice to have a running partner, too. And I thibk the fruit/veg goal sounds very do-able, oo.

Julie said...

Hi Rachel!
Awesome effort...love the attitude of 'gently adding habits' too...

Rachel May said...

:) I love the support here!

A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

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