I have been torturing my brain trying to think of things I’m going to accomplish health-wise this year like it ain’t no thang. While I’m sitting here plateauing and not losing any weight, I might as well do something besides count the 3 hairs on my scalp and talk to the voices in my head. Oh, hey… hair number 2 is in dire need of a deep condition. I know I’m trying to take the lazy route when every time I think of something, I immediately shoot it down as too much effort. TOO HARD!! I don’t want to!! They’re having a Saved By The Bell marathon on channel who cares!
Last year I had a couple of things going… one was to hike more than ZERO times during the summer. Seeing as I had always hated hiking and exertion and steep mountains and dirt and bugs and sweating, I went on very few hikes before last summer… and by very few I really mean only the ones they drug me on at Young Women Girl’s Camp as a teenager. I think it was because it totally jarred me out of my usual comatose state of couch sitting… and my heart beating out my chest was not a pleasant feeling for a comatose individual. Long story short… I did about 5 hikes last summer… moderate hikes, but hikes nonetheless… which is approximately 150% more than the 15 years prior. I also vowed to bike at least 500 miles outdoors, which I also accomplished.
What next? I can’t wrap my brain around a half marathon yet because I can’t run very well… stupid flapping bane of my existence totes makes sure of that (TMI… see how good I am at informing of the TMI parts AFTER I’ve spouted about them… you can thank me later). I guess I could make my own route and walk my own half marathon on my own time. I brought up that I wanted to do a 5K, but then Lindsay brought up the point that that isn’t much of a stretch when you regularly walk at least a 5K most days of the week. If I do it daily… how is that an accomplishment? I kept trying to tell her it was about the feeling of having wogged (walk plus jog, but really walk more than jog) it in an official setting, but I don’t think she bought it.
Questions of the Day: So, those of you who are 5Kers in readerville… give me a couple of reasons why a 5K is worth it? Any ideas for a physical accomplishment I could set as a goal this summer? What are your goals, health wise?