Baby Steps

I still can’t run. Most days I’m doing okay. I haven’t had a meltdown since the day I posted my Frustration post. But I missed the best of fall running and that kills me. Thankfully I rediscovered spinning over the last few weeks and I really like it. I feel like I’m actually getting a workout. I joined the local YMCA not long after getting injure for a few reasons: I never used my old gym, the Y includes classes, AND has a pool. I had these grandeurs that I would swim more and I did swim a few times and it felt great, but the pool hours suck.

It's nothing exciting to look at, but a workout is a workout.
It’s nothing exciting to look at, but a workout is a workout. (Photo credit to the YMCA)

To get myself out of a funk I signed on the Y website, pulled up the class schedule and went to Y Cycle. And then I went again and again. I’ve have only come across one class/teacher I don’t like. I ran into a friend at one spin class. I’m sweating. I’m getting my heart rate up. It’s like real live exercise and I like it. Even once I can run again I want to keep doing at least one spin class a week. I need the cross training. I’ll need something inside when the winter death weather sets in. I am a happier, healthier person when I exercise regularly. I might need a gentle reminder next time I’m cranky for no apparent reason to just go exercise.

The best news is I am finally getting better! My foot doesn’t hurt from walking. I can actually wear other shoes. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. My sad little goal is just to be able to walk as much as I want when I’m in DC in December. I don’t want my foot holding me back.

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