It’s week 10 so it seems appropriate to take stock on progress to date.
Wondrous Thing No. 1: I am not dead. Okay, that’s a bit melodramatic. But seriously, I did 7 miles in 90 minutes this week and I am not dead. That is a wondrous thing!
Wondrous Thing No. 2: Joining a gym (and liking it – sort of). Gyms are for people that enjoy exercise (aka not me). I took First Aid to meet my physical education requirement in college; I don’t like to sweat…still I kind of like body pump and do like to swim.
Wondrous Thing No. 3: Buying my first sports bra at over 50.
Wondrous Thing No. 4: Learning to breathe right. Thanks to my soccer daughter, she informed me that when you feel winded, breathe through your nose, and exhale through your mouth.
Wondrous Thing No. 5: I can read on Stairmaster. (Thank goodness – it helps me endure).
Wondrous Thing No.6: Hiking higher than soaring hawks and turkey vultures. It’s kind of a heady thing to look down and see winged creatures below you.
Wondrous Thing No. 7: St. Elmo’s Fire would become my theme song. (I can climb the highest mountain.)
Wondrous Thing No. 8: Wildflowers. How great to see the incredible diversity of spring flowers. Gorgeous!
Wondrous Thing No. 9: Amazing hikes. I had no idea how much amazing open space lies almost at my doorstep.
Wondrous Thing No. 10: Splat! I never in my wildest dreams would have thought that my gym cloths would be drenched to the point that they make the same sound as dropping a wet bathing suit on the floor.