Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Younger Self

When I see the future me - a week, a month, a year down the road she is active; kayaking, running, lifting weights, biking, hiking.  This is also the me of my twenties.  I'm not trying to regain my youth.  I cherish my age but I loved those activities and miss them.  Slowly as life got busy with work, school, owning a home and dating inactive people those things disappeared from my life.  I have been slowly reclaiming them. 

I've introduced the family to hiking and everyone enjoys it.  Last year's vacation was spent hiking many trails in the Virginia mountains.  This year we will be hiking in Maine at Baxter State Park.

I've been walking twice a week with a girlfriend and getting back into shape. It feels good.

I need to schedule an appointment to have the hitch put on my car for the bike rack.  Youngest loves to bike and we have plans to hit a lot of trails this summer.

I've missed lifting weights but there really isn't a gym near me.  Well, there wasn't until two weeks ago.  One opened up at the bottom of my hill - less than two miles away.  We paid for a family plan and it's already getting a lot of use.  I'm not in pain but I can feel some muscles that I haven't felt in years.  Yah, it feels good.

I've never been a runner but a lot of my friends at work run.  New Year's Day they all run the Chilly Chili Race.  My goal is to be there.  A 5k.  I can do it. 

The kayaking will have to wait a bit.  I'm saving my pennies for the investment.  Ah, soon .... though soon is a relative term. 

And this time, I'm not letting my love for the great outdoors and being fit slip away.  It's a part of me I don't want to miss anymore.

1 comment:

LoreleiRose said...

You might try the Couch to 5k program. husband and I started it in February and we are signed up to run a 5k this Saturday, April 14. We were the ultimate couch potatoes before this, but I think we are ready!