Slow and Steady

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: Six Doctors

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.

~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields,
What the River Knows, 1990

I will spare you pictures of me in my bathing suit and swim cap or me in my reflective vest and ear warmer head band and just tell you: I swam 2000 yds yesterday and ran 2 miles today. It took me the whole practice to do my yardage and a whopping 23:45 to run 2 miles. Yesterday was the first time I have been in a pool since February which was also the first time since, uh? Who knows? Suffice it to say I am taking it slow. As for running, I just haven't been doing it. My Tuesday-Thursday partner is back and ready to run so we had a nice easy jog this morning. It feels so good to be doing something again, but so hard to mentally wrap my brain around it being "enough." What is wrong with me? H-E-L-L-O??? I just went a full two weeks without running and I am playing the 2 miles isn't enough game with myself? Mantra this week: Something is Better than Nothing.

I love the quote above, I really need to focus on those things. I definitely am not spending enough time in the sun and with it, fresh air, I need to leave work earlier to accomplish this. Yes diet is always a struggle as is my water in take. I feel like I am getting back on track with exercise, but taking it one day at a time. I hate that cliche phrase, but what are you gonna do? As for rest, I tried to go to bed early last night. Like 9PM, only to be woken up by my hubby at 12:30, my daughter at 2:30 and my running alarm at 5:00. Oh well, at least I tried!

Why I Kick A$$: I am getting back on track
Thankful Three
  1. Running Partner
  2. Old sneakers
  3. My fantastic night ahead: massage then Water For Elephants movie with the "book club" 


Lisa {} said...

it is really hard sometimes, especially when you read all of these other blogs and people are running, like, 874 miles a week (okay, that's an exaggeration) to feel like what you're doing is "enough". but it is SO TRUE that just getting out there is what's really important, and you're doing it!

i love that little rhyme! there's a lot of truth in that poem. again, it's about just getting out there!

glad you've reconnected with a running partner. i think that makes all the difference in the world.

Christi said...

You are taking the steps in the right direction! And before you know it you will be right back to where you were!

Keep up the awesome work!