You know that feeling you get when you exercise? Especially when you don’t feel like exercising, but you go and do it anyway?
I had that experience yesterday. After church, Kathy and I ate lunch on the couch while watching the Winter Olympics. Then we started to doze. I napped on and off for an hour.
Finally, I managed to wake up, but didn’t feel like leaving the warmth and comfort of the couch. Wresting myself from its confines, I forced my body and mind to go change and head over to the gym. March 22nd I will be running an 8k race in Chicago and I need to get miles in so I don’t die.
Once I got over to the gym, I walked a warm up lap and then started my run. I decided to start slow and work on negative splits, picking up to a fast pace by the end.
After I finished, I felt great. The overall average pace was 8:44/mile, but by the end I was in the low 8s, which is exactly what I wanted. Endorphins pulsed through my body.
I was glad I made myself go and run.
I’m finding the same thing happening with work at home. We have quite a few projects going on right now, trying to get ready for the baby coming in July. For the last couple of weeks, I have been putting things off and feeling bad about it. Wishing I had more time to relax and do the projects.
This weekend we got quite a bit of work done around the house. And as I was crawling into bed at the end of the weekend, I felt better about my project list than I have in some time.
Relaxing is good; getting up and doing things is even better.
P.S. It doesn’t help that we watch a couple hours of Winter Olympics every night. They’ll be over soon, right?