i need to remember how good this feels.
.3 miles walking, 3 miles running, .3 miles walking again - total 3.6 miles. 45 minutes. 350 calories, if you believe the treadmill. and it felt great! it didn't hurt and i wasn't gasping for breath or falling over or anything. instead i felt strong, and healthy, and like my body was working the way it should. i even stretched and did some crunches and pushups after that. the satisfaction of having worked up a sweat significant enough to require hanging my shirt up to dry was good, but the sheer physical pleasure of hitting my stride and staying there was better. this is only after 3 or 4 runs in the past two weeks, between 20 and 35 minutes, that were kind of hard and hurt.
last time this happened, my life improved fantastically while i was working out regularly. about three weeks into it, i got sick, and never picked it back up when i was well. writing out how much better i really feel when i eat fairly healthy and work out may make me remember sooner next time around.
everytime i drive to the airport, especially early on a monday morning, i see sculls on the potomac. i haven't been out on the water since high school, and we didn't even have a single until my senior year, so i've been out in one exactly once, but i'm jealous. it looks so picturesque... like you should take deep, expansive breaths, stop and contemplate the sunrise, go back to the dock and have a leisurely cup of coffee in an expensive fleece warm-up jacket.... i read a good term for this in a knitting blog, referring to the pictures in knitting books, the other day: 'lifestyle porn'.
we thought really hard about putting down an offer on the house across the street from ours this weekend. (what an easy move that would have been!) but after seeing it with.... drum roll.... our REALTOR, we decided not to for various reasons. yep, we took the next step - finding out that the house across the street was going on the market got our butts in gear, and we got a realtor. not much may happen in the next month or so, though, because she'll be out of town and so will i/we at various times.
in the meantime, rebecca and i will have to practice being *really* frugal, which we haven't had to do for a while. yikes.