I remember a few things from way back when. Like when I first had waffles, learned to ride a bike….and my first day of preschool when I wore a bow tie. Of course I wore a bow tie. I also have another memory, but not as much in the visual sense. I remember the feelings I first had when I learned how to run. It was the first time that I felt like my entire body was working together with all its power to move me faster than my mind could sometimes keep up with! It was as if the power steering died in a Maserati while doing a buck twenty down a dirt road full of trees…..omg…I loved it. Usually avoiding the trees was nice but what really made it fun was that when I would get to speed, the world would become very silent and calm. It made running almost surreal and pretty relaxing.
Lately, I’ve dropped the weights and taken to the streets as a sort of my own personal physical/mental therapy session. I get the benefits of getting in a good cardio run while easing my nerves and sorting out my thoughts all at the same time. About 4 times a week I’ll take a modest run of 2-3 miles and instantly feel more positive and focused about the world around me. While my gym workouts worked for me in a similar way, the intensity and total body stimulation of running has certainly kicked it up a notch.
To keep that notch kicking, I added some tech to my runs that helps me track my progress and keeps me honest in my pursuit to push a lil bit harder each time out. The free “mapmyrun” app tracks me via GPS while recording my route, speed, calories burned, distance and pace per mile. I have the option to share via social media an challenge others to beat my time and distance via messaging. Just to make things even more fun the mapmyrun.com site offers you a broader snapshot of your progress along with challenges that you can take part in within a community of runners. Add that to my eclectic playlist and i’m off. Speaking of which….just for kicks i’ll share some of the current tracks that keep me movin!
Help keep me goin by telling me what moves you!
Thanks for readin,