It’s 4am, I’m up before reveille, and the city is quiet. I’m trying to put on my running shoes in the dark so as to not wake anyone. Thankfully even the dog is silent this morning. I haven’t done anything like this since my days as a Marine, and oddly I’m a little excited. So here I go, out the door, just me and the concrete below my feet. I wonder what my lungs are going to feel like now that I’ve stopped smoking? Will I survive the route that I’ve laid out for myself? I don’t know but here I go, I’ll finish this post when I return.
I finished my run much faster than I thought that I would. Tomorrow I’ll push myself further. My lungs are not on fire, as I expected them to be, that’s a plus. This run was on the short side but it was my first time out; I’m still sweating, my heart racing. My six year stint as a Marine totally came in handy as I called cadence to myself , amazing how it helps me to control my breathing. Lot’s of memories came to mind. I like running at this time of day. There’s no one around, no noise or distraction. Very peaceful, I can clear my mind. I feel energized by the run, and I’m filled with pride in myself and my new-found love for fitness. This was definitely an amazing run and I would like to thank each and every person who has contributed in one way or another to being “Socially Fit”.
You really make this easy…well easier. Let’s keep moving forward and striving for perfection. Thanks for stopping by!
And as we say on twitter: #EatClean and #TrainDirty! #SemperFi!