Years ago I was a runner. I ran numerous half-marathons and even one marathon. I was addicted. If I didn’t run my mood would suffer–and not surprisingly–pretty much anyone that was around me did too. At one point I ran so much while pushing a purple double baby jogger that strangers would sometimes stop and ask me, “…do you happen to run with a purple double jogger?” Weird, but true.
Fast forward to now, today, this moment–I am so far from being the runner I was it’s frightening.
More frightening is I haven’t really cared. Not sure when it began but something shifted, I stopped running because of my knees–but in the beginning I replaced my runs with walks. Not strolls but super fast paced walks. For a while I even incorporated gym workouts into my routine. Then little by little…I did less and less.
And lately, if I have to go alone, I am happy to skip it all together. I wonder when this other me showed up–because I simply don’t feel like me right now.
About an hour ago Jimmy walked into my office and handed me this bag.
A very light weight accountability device. And just to be clear? He has one too.
Time for a major paradigm shift. Time to shake it up. Time to move. Time to shed my short lived apathy phase along with the few pounds that crept on while I was busy not caring.
And while I am at it? I think I just might break out the Vitamix tomorrow morning and see if I can begin the day on the right foot. Let’s hope I can manage a little bit better with the Fit Bit then I have with my daily blogging.
What do you do to keep your workouts and health in gear?