Sunday, May 3, 2009

The 15-minute run

I went running today for the first time in almost a month. I have been maega-stressed lately, and when I get really stressed (and down) I tend to not want to run. I know, those are the times I should get out and run off some steam, but that's not what happens.

I used the elliptical first for my workout, thinking I could just call it a day if I lost my motivation when I was done. But I still felt like running afterward, so I set out to run for 15 minutes. I figured it was enough time to get some benefit, but not so long that I would feel crappy because of the lack of training. When it was done, I was thrilled to have gone out. And 15 minutes is a really short amount of time!

Oh, and we are officially moving back to Redding. The last couple months have been beyond strange, what with the scandal at the creamery and the layoff situation. Tim really worked hard and landed a job in Redding. He starts later this month. The kids and I will stay here for a while because I still have CNA school to complete. But after that, we'll join him in Redding. And we have to sell our house. That's the main thing standing in our way right now. But we're excited to go back to Redding, and the kids and I are looking forward to hot summer weather! We'll be going to the pool a lot this summer!

Today's stats:
Time: 30 minutes

Time: 15 minutes
Distance: 1.27 miles


Rookie on the Run said...

Congratulations on the job! That has to be a relief. It sounds like you're all glad to be going back to Redding.

Good for you for getting a run in! It's hard to get motivated after being out of action for a while.

It's great to hear from you & know that things are well.

Marathoner in Training said...

I can so relate to the stress and lack of running, things will work out for you. I am moving to VA this week for a new job.

Sonia said...

I'm happy your husband find smth so quickly! =) You'll get back to running when all the stress is gone.

Run Mommy said...

Wow that is good news. Running will always be there when you need it!

prashant said...

It's hard to get motivated after being out of action for a while.

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Amy said...

Good run there, that was nice, keep it up.