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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ran Into An Old Friend


Truth be told, I knew she'd be there.  It's been almost a year since we last spoke or saw eachother.  Maybe I was avoiding her this whole time, making excuses not to see her or having to reminisce about how much time we used to spend together.  When you've got kids and work and a LIFE, sometimes it all just gets in the way.  

We fell right back into our routine.  We took an hour to catch up and it was as if no time had passed at all.  I had forgotten how much we have in common.  We both LOVE trashy TV (in small doses).  We love music and movies.  We like taking classes and mulling over today's politics, culture wars and current events.

It got me wondering how we had ever grown so far apart in the first place.  How had I not made her a priority in my life?  Someone so supportive...always there when I need her...always waiting for me to show up whenever I feel like it.  She wants me to be stronger and healthier and wants to actually help get me there!  She doesn't ask for much in return. That's better than half my other friends put together. So I resolved yesterday to make more time for my friend and reap the benefits of having a friendship that in essence really is the easiest friendship I've ever had.  

Yes...I ran into an old friend yesterday...the GYM!  And good Lord it was awesome to be back!!!

OK...so a bit dramatic???  Maybe.  But it did feel REALLY good to be back at my gym.  It was seriously almost like coming home.  It felt so comfortable and so RIGHT.  Outside of the pathetic work out I did, it was so nice!  So how bad was the workout?

There you have it.  3.1 miles in 46 minutes.  And I seriously felt like I was going to puke.  Amazing how out of shape I've gotten compared to just one year ago.  So I'm re-evaluating my work out plan.  I was going to go as often as I can doing 3 miles on the treadmill and then weight training.  Well, my friends... not gonna happen YET.  So I'm starting off slower.  Still going as often as I can but alternating days where I do 3.1 miles cardio (and that's it) and 1 mile cardio with weight training after.  Then fitting in classes where I can.  Until I'm back up to "Full Strength" I think this is a good approach.  Oh!  And as a side note, I forgot my ear buds yesterday so I ran without being able to HEAR the TV or listen to my own music.  So that right there is pretty good.

My gym bag is packed for another day! And I am so ready!

So my question for you...is there an old friend that you need to visit???

9 comments:

jennxaz said...

I too enjoyed the gym yesterday...it had been awhile since I stepped foot in there..but once I was there..every minute I felt better. Thanks for your text yesterday...it really made me feel better!
heres to us making gym part of our lives again!

Jen said...

Good job reintroducing yourself to your old friend!! :)

Kristin50 said...

YEAH!!!!!! So glad you made it!

Azmomo2 said...

Important thing is you feel motivated to go right. More importanatly it takes me 44 minutes just to do 2 miles on the treadmill... you made me want to step it up a bit! :-)

Patrick said...

Exercise as a whole has been a friend who has been distant for too long. We hooked up this past weekend for the first time in months; and glad we did. now we need to become regular partners again; we have to!

-Patrick
http://responsibility199.wordpress.com/

Leigh C. said...

Great job getting backout there! And I have 2 old friends I need to reconnect with. Thanks for the reminder!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Good for you!

Patrick said...

Happy Birthday!

Ronnie said...

Haha, I didn't even get it until I re-read. I was like, "I'd kill for a friend like that! Wait... what do you mean it's the Gym?!" lol

Glad you got back on the proverbial horse with your working out, you seem really happy! :)