Thursday, July 12, 2012

Richard Nixon is not a suitable workout role model. (Project 190, Day Four)

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As I come along the gravel path through the woods, near the end of my route there is a large open meadow that sprawls before the large hill that marks the end of my run and the beginning of my cool-down.

The woods end, and there is an arch in the trees where the path heads into the meadow.

As I came through that today, the sun was just coming up over the horizon.  The grass was dark green in the shadows and golden-tipped in the sun.  The trees across the meadow formed a fence of leafy sentinels in silhouette above which the sun was just climbing.  And a solitary crane stood, slender and motionless just off the path I had to run.

Sweetie says I'm in a better mood since I started exercising every day.  Who wouldn't be?

Today's workout: Running, outside -- 24 minutes, start to finish.
Latest Weight:  254.
Today's song to pump your fist in the air to when you hear it:  Crunchy Granola Suite, by Neil Diamond.

  

Here's an actual running tip:  When you run, look up, not down.  When you look up you increase your blood flow in such a way as to elevate your mood.  Whenever I walk or run, I look up.

Also: when I finish a run, I raise my arms in the victory V, like Rocky, or Richard Nixon.  Probably I should do it more like Rocky.

2 comments:

Andrew Leon said...

Wow... that sounds beautiful. Now, if there were just fairies floating around in the field.
We have fairies here, but we don't have a field like you're talking about.

I started the After last night, by the way.

Rusty Webb said...

Look, I commented. I've been thwarted by virus warnings, time out errors, and screens of total black when trying to visit your blogs lately.

Good luck on the new, healthier you project.