Wow! It’s been a long time since my last post. You’ve probably wondered if I’d given up on my exercise plan. The answer is simply no, I haven’t given up. But I have let life get in the way of my progress. Getting sick a few weeks ago knocked me off course. While you can usually modify a program to work around an injury, it’s a little difficult to exercise when breathing is inhibited. I stopped running and started walking once a week just to keep doing something. Last week I decided to try riding my bike as a means of cross-training. I was doing much better than I expected and my sister and I were heading back to the truck for the end of the ride when my clumsiness overtook me. A car was driving past and I remember getting as close to the edge of the road as I could, looking at the shallow ditch below. The next thing I knew, I was in the ditch – but without my bike. I’m not sure how I fell off the bike but I managed to do it with style. I landed mainly on my right leg and have scratches and bruises for my effort. I’m just thankful that I fell in the ditch instead of the road because I would’ve collided with the car. And that would’ve been really ugly.
Monday is the day that I’ve been going walking with the running group. Tomorrow night I plan on running again. I’ve been reading a book that is really inspiring to me. It’s called “No Need for Speed.” If you’ve been thinking about running or even just thinking about starting any kind of exercise, I highly recommend this book. I hope by now you’ve found a calorie-burning activity that you enjoy. If you haven’t, why not try something new today? Enjoy the remainder of your weekend and I promise not to wait so long to blog again!