First jog

| Mind and matter | 4 Comments

So I decided to go jogging for the first time this year. Normally I start much earlier in the season, but the cold weather, snow or rain or lots of wind, has not provided the ideal jogging experience for me. The ideal jogging experience, what is that anyway? Good excuse, but pure laziness nonetheless. The official "first jog" is a yearly tradition for me, and in a way I certainly look forward to it very much. The route is a thirty-minute run in a large circle along the Dutch countryside with lots of water to look at for extra inspiration. In order to prove to myself that I am still not getting too old, too bald, too fat, too weak, that my dynamic mind processes are still in control and that my body heeds to every electric neural spark to push onwards no matter what, I unleash mental orders to my youthful self in the hopes of not stopping. Believe it or not, I did not have to stop, huffing and puffing at the very end ready to collapse at every downwards pounding of my right and then my left foot, but I did not stop. Quite an accomplishment I felt, at least for myself. I did not stop, good job. You are still as young as you feel. Let it remain so far as long as possible.


Running makes me feel free & wonderful. When I run I feel that I can do anything, and no one ever would want to stop me. When I run I feel like I'm the strongest -- mentally and physically -- of all humankind. I never feel better than I do after a run. That weird little "Runner's High" is one of the most exciting feelings ever. Running makes me feel complete and satisfied.
Running is great.
I'm proud of you for running.

Good job!! I run twice a week, myself.

Well, I have a ways to go before I feel like I am the "strongest" that's for sure. For now I am happy enough just to cross the finish line without having a heart attack first. Hopefully I can build up my condition in the meantime.

Not having a heartattack should make you feel pretty damn strong. :-)

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