Liz called a few minutes ago to see if I was heading to the Children's Museum today. Unbelievably, the answer was no- we're actually off on an outing to the Seattle waterfront with out-of-town relatives. Today is a perfect day for that outing, since the sun is out! Really, really out! And it's supposed to be 70 today. Liz and I were laughing about our energy levels today- you would not believe how much pep is in the step of everyone that I see outside.
Personally, I'm laughing and smiling and did all my morning chores right away. And I keep claiming that I don't have SAD... right....
In running news, I got through week 4!!! You would not believe the sense of accomplishment that I felt. Particularly because I went from utter failure and crying on Saturday to running today like it was nothing. I didn't want to stop at any point in the 5 minute run periods, and I could have kept going longer. My new running music helped a lot. Also, Daniel had suggested some breathing techniques which totally worked. World of difference. I'm a shallow breather normally, and I had been having so much trouble with that before. Today it was great.
I'm glad I didn't give up on the running. I thought about it. But for some reason this is so important to me. I need to be able to do this, I need to prove that my body still has something left in it. I need to show my kids that Mommy can do things outside of the house, things to help her stay healthy for her sake and theirs. I really need to do this.
Off on our outing now! Hope the sun is shining where you are!