Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Running (sort of)
So Bryan and I went home to Oregon for our summer vacation last week. I started writing a really long, boring entry about it, but then I thought I'd spare you all. Also, I saved it somewhere and I have no idea how to get back to it, thank heavens. Anyway, the point is that last week when we were at my parents' house they had a scale in the upstairs bathroom and it was the first time I had weighed myself in a while. So I've started exercising again. I am feeling skinnier and healthier already, despite the fact that I know I really still look the same since I've only been at it for two days and it's not like I've given up sweets or something. Still, it's always encouraging to be active. Day before yesterday I went running (sort of) by myself. I went down to the Creamery on Ninth and back, but since it was during the hottest part of the afternoon and the way back was uphill I ended up walking most of the way. When I got back my face was the most red I have ever seen it in my whole life, which startled me quite a bit. I took a cold shower and tried to sit very still and read a book after I got out so my face would return to it's normal color. Eventually it did. Looking back on it now I think going running during the hottest part of the day was a pretty foolish thing to do. So yesterday Emily and R came and we all went running and the indoor track at BYU. This was a much more pleasant experience. I guess Emily and I snuck in since we're not BYU students anymore. Thinking of us sneaking in makes it sound more exciting, but actually it was a very slow day there and we were pretty slow as well, except for R who ran a whole mile. Kudos, R. I haven't done anything yet today, but maybe I'll go swimming or something when Bryan gets home. We'll see.