Exercising has been one of my wellness practices for many years, and I am fortunate enough to now be at a point where I look forward to it. When my state’s stay at home order was put in place, I found myself with more stationary time throughout the day, and the urge to exercise becameContinue reading “Friday Check-In: Overexercising”
All I can hear is the soft scratch of gravel below my feet as I move along the sidewalk. Cool, fresh air fills my lungs as I breath in and out in a quick but steady rhythm. My calves expand and contract with every step, delighted by the exertion, invigorated by the freedom. I was finally running outdoors once again.
There is no feeling quite like it. After pushing my body for about a mile or so, my muscles have loosened up and my lungs have opened. I breath in and feel the pavement passing below my feet as my muscles tense and release. The wind blows, cooling my sweaty face. I’ve made it past the initial hump, and my body and mind are ready to run. I feel alive, strong, and free.