It’s my birthday. I started the day by sleeping in (until 7:30am), made myself some toast, and went for a run.
WHOA. STOP THE PRESSES. WHAT DID SHE JUST SAY?
Yes, I went for a run. A very, very slow run, but a run none-the-less. The mileage and time is really something that could be debated, however I believe my after-run calculations are pretty accurate. (In the interest of complete disclosure, I am not superhuman. I did not run through houses or through water!)
Cheers to Turtle Power:
As a birthday gift to myself, I also purchased and tested the FlipBelt (http://flipbelt.com/). I am not even sure how I came across this, but I know it took about 15 minutes of research to determine I wanted it. Here’s the scoop, directly from their website:
The verdict? It’s pretty nifty, especially considering I didn’t want an armband for my cell phone. I purchased this specifically because I decided to use the C25K app from Active.com to get me out and running again. Perhaps it’s because my hips don’t lie, but I did experience the belt riding up from my hips to my waist during my run. It didn’t bother me, but I was hoping it was going to stay on my hips. Perhaps when the running starts to pay off; their website doesn’t show anyone human-sized, just fitness-model-esque.
I am proud of myself for getting out there, especially after doing a number on my ankle yesterday. I want more for my life than I have been acting on. I’ve accomplished a lot, but it hasn’t provided joy. Joy is the goal. Being is the path.