Turtle Report 7/3

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Date: 7/3/17
Time: 7:30am – 8:30am
Weather: Mostly cloudy 80 degrees (H.I. 88)
Mood: Happy and optimistic. I hadn’t run this park yet.
Headspace: It’s kinda been floating about but I’ll talk more about below.
Weight: as of 7/1 – 315.0lbs
Plan Mileage: A hopeful 1-2 miles. Since it has been a month, I wasn’t in a training mindset. I just wanted to see where my body was.
Actual Mileage: 3.11 miles
Gear Notes: As we get deeper into July I will probably need my liter reservoir for my vest. Also, as with unpacking, I couldn’t find my UA compression shorts. Must find them!

So recently 4 out of 5 in my friend circle have taken up playing adult ice hockey. Hubby led the way and now my pals Steph, Chaney, and Christy has followed suit. Again, I feel a bit out of place being the odd man out. I cannot skate (attempted it twice) nor do I have any desire to go down that rabbit hole. I’m a hockey fan but from the sidelines.

Plus to me, IMHO, skating alone wouldn’t give me the same workout result as running does unless I played hockey (think HRM workout). So why should I spend $$$$ on gear, lessons, and league dues when I can just lace up and walk outside?
Someone would say but it’s great cross training! Well, I have a bike and yoga for that already. Again, where is the investment going if I’m not interested in the first place?

Now, the 3 who drank the Kool-Aid have begun calling the Sunday drop-in games “going to worship at church.” It makes us all giggle and I applaud their effort to be active and healthy. It’s not easy in this fast-paced world to make time for it as adults.

That phrase struck me yesterday though. I am a very spiritual person and having been raised Catholic; I see the benefit of having a regular spiritual practice. Part of me has been thinking (and hoping) that Running can become that “church/worship” mindset for me. It would take serious dedication but with a 22-mile trail right outside my apartment, I don’t think I have an excuse. 🙂

Tomorrow is the 4th of July so I’m hoping to air up the bikes this afternoon and we can go riding. Be safe out there guys! Enjoy the fireworks!

 

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