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The cold air takes your breath away like a pair of week old socks... but with less aftertaste...

  • I started running again. I used to
    do it for fun, then I did it for competition (not very well though),
    then I did it for fun, then I didn't do it, then I did it for fun, then
    I didn't do it, and now I'm doing it for fun. That's not confusing...



    Anyway,
    I like to run just to clear my head sometimes. It makes me think more
    clear and be more relaxed. I guess it's the same with almost any
    exercise for me. I just feel better afterwards.



    Anyway, it was
    freezing out there! I wore short (short shorts) and a hoodie and a wool
    hat. I wish I had some small gloves. Anyway, the temp was probably
    about 30 degrees and you felt it.



    Breathing it in just hurt,
    it was so cold! I popped in a mint because they help me in the cold. My
    fingers were so cold though!



    Anyway, as I was jogging to my
    starting place, I had to decide how many laps (outdoors) to do. I
    decided on 3. Each lap is 3/4 of a mile. I didn't want to do too much,
    but I still wanted to push myself, so 3 seemed fair, for having a long
    off season.



    I did pretty well. My stamina really surprised me.
    Since I haven't ran in a while, I have to restart everything. I call
    the first week, "getting out the cobwebs week." I feel as if spiders
    made a bunch of webs in my lungs, and after a few decently hard runs, I
    can break it loose and breathe deeper.



    My legs weren't holding
    back at all, which was nice, it was just my lungs. I had to keep my
    breathing steady and my mind on other stuff. It wasn't too bad.



    It
    really is something, to run by yourself, on a freezing cold night,
    where all you see is your breath and all you hear is your feet hitting
    the ground. It was really peaceful actually. Well, until the last lap,
    I kicked it up a notch for that last lap, but man did I feel good! I
    let it all go for that!



    Anyway, I don't know when I'll run next.
    I want to try and fit in some weight lifting, because I gotta look good
    for my honeymoon right?! And maybe I'll start playing raquetball more.
    I also biked to Josh's place the other night, it was a good little ride.



    Well, that's good for now, talk to you later! Oh, and get out there and exercise!

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