Today, I address the Nablopomo prompt of the day: What is something you recently made a decision about?
I recently (January) made a conscious decision to take better care of myself. Not that I was treating myself like crap before, but I still could improve.
I am taking better care of my mind and my body.
On the body front, I have been doing more yoga each morning, eating more vegetables and fruits, and on Saturday, I decided to start running again.
I don't do running like many people. I don't believe my body (or mind) is suited for running continuous mile upon mile. I have done that in the past and was actual not bad at it in my college days. I could run about three miles in under 20 minutes.
Impressive, but I don't want to do that again.
Now, I run intervals.
I warm up with a jog and then jump in to the intervals. I do 20-30sec sprints, then I walk for a minute, and then I jog for 30 seconds and go to the sprints and repeat. Sometimes, instead of doing it for time, I count my steps - I usually shoot from anywhere between 50 and 100 steps on the sprint, and then do the same amount of steps for the rest. I guess this ties to my possible OCD.
I love it.
And the scenery in the parks I do it in is always a plus to the workout.
Others working out stare at me weirdly, especially as I pass them during the sprint and then they repass me during my walk, but, who cares?
I have been doing about 20 minutes total of these intervals, then I stretch and call it a day. Two summers ago, I was doing this four days a week.
Nice and quick.
And, more of a cardio workout/calorie burn than me running the same distance at a continuous, slow pace.