in early December I decided I wanted to make running a regular thing in my world. really, I was just finally acknowledging (or more accurately, finally doing something about) the nagging reality that I've not had any real exercise, on any regular basis, in my world for a while. maybe not since she was little enough to wear on nice long hikes. I am far from sedentary, and sure I take her out on the bike now and again, but I needed more. I needed sweat. to hear and feel my heart pumping all the way up in my ears. and, while I do love a good long solo hike when I can get them, it'd help if I found something I could fit in more regularly. something faster? and thus the running. I've got no real goal, distance-wise. today I ran 4 miles and it felt good. I feel like I could work up to twice(ish) that. I prefer running on trails to asphalt. made myself a playlist and am weeding through it as I find some songs work for me better than others. so far Michael Franti never lets me down, and I like the Shins even though they're a bit mellow. there are others, too. feeling it all out.
Mike got me that fancy GPS watch for Christmas. I joke that it's my tracking device, though really it doesn't work quite like that. anyway, it's fun to know how far I've run and how far I'm going. how far this will all go, I have no clue. today I came home from my run and ate that bowl of yogurt and granola. yum.
here's to wellness and good health in 2015~