Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend. I know I did. It was sunny and relatively warm. OK, it got above freezing, if only by a degree or two, but the bright sun made it feel warm! The week wasn’t as cold or nasty as it was in some parts of the country, but the weekend weather sure was welcome!
Mostly because of the weather, but for a few other reasons, I have not been running in almost a month. Even in the cold weather I typically bundle up and run at least three times a week, so a month off, well, I could feel it. And then last week I was feeling a little down. I started to do my normal exercise routine on Monday, but my left arm hurt, so I didn’t do it. I didn’t do it Tuesday either. Or Wednesday, Thursday or Friday!
So I spent a lot of time outside over the weekend, more than I have in ages! Inside, I finally was able to do my full workout routine on Saturday, and it felt good. But better yet, on Sunday I went running! Oh, I could feel every hour of that month, but it was still nice. Back home, my legs were a little burnt, which surprised me since I do a lot of walking, did a bit of jogging with the dogs, exercise several times a week and had been trying to hit the row machine when I couldn’t run. let’s just say that nothing gives my cardiovascular system the same workout, and the row machine uses very different muscles.
Despite the little bit of burn, I feel much better after the run!
That is my smile for the week, two days spent outside in the sun and my first run in almost a month.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).