Inspiration from Running (2)
This run was a good one. Time is coming down but, more importantly, I feel strong and am enjoying hitting the road when it's nice and quiet in the mornings. And now that the temperature is cooling off, it's so refreshing. This is something I do for myself, it's my time, and I love it.
Jose and I have started walking in the mornings again. We were out there daily but got out of the habit, not quite sure why. But we've picked it back up and we love it. We talk about the upcoming day and the things we want to accomplish plus anything else that's on our minds. And to watch the sunrise as we're walking...perfect! We feel blessed to live in this great country and to be able to enjoy of all God's offerings.
What are you doing for yourself? During this strange and difficult year, it's even more important to take time for YOU. Go for a walk or a bike ride, go running or swimming if you like doing that, lift weights...it doesn't matter what you do only that you do something. Not only is it good for your physical health but it's also critical for your mental health.
If you like to work out with someone else more than by yourself, go for it! Many times it's easier to get out of bed and get moving when someone is holding you accountable and expects you to join them.
If you don't feel you have time before or after work, you can move while in your office or cubicle. Stand behind your chair and, holding on to the back, do squats. Keep 3-5 lb weights in your space and do arm lifts to the side and above you while sitting in your chair. Or stand up and do more with those weights. If your office is on an upper floor of a building, walk up the stairs, don't take the elevator. Get creative and try different things. Five minutes here and there can make a huge difference. It has for me.
Take care, stay strong, do things for yourself even as you take care of others, and enjoy all of God's glory.