Working, Working, Working–WLWed

Depression is a pain in the butt.  A big one.  You can’t wish it away.  Believe me, I’ve tried.  You can’t pretend it’s not there.  Tried that too.  You can’t outrun it, but…well, you might be able to get a bit of relief with exercise.  At least I can.

I took up running after Sue, and before Patrice, was born.  I loved it then.  I now know it was the Lord preparing and providing help for me as I slug through the postpartum depression.

Lately, I have been upping my activity.  Saturday I ran my first 10K race.  I finished in 1:21:33.  A 13:08 minute mile.  I know, nothing to write home about, but I ran every single step and I was  not the last person to finish.

I have also been taking part in a fitness challenge at work.  A co-worker has a friend who is a personal trainer.  Her friend gives her clients a fitness challenge every year during the holiday season.  It consists of 500 push ups, 5000 crunches, 50 miles running/walking, 50 miles biking, 500 minutes other activity. 

Currently, I am over 50% done with pushups, running, and biking.  The most challenging one for me is the other activity.  But I have hopefully turned that around.  I found a set of the Insanity workout by Beachbody on Craigslist for a good price.  I started it yesterday.  And got up early to do it this morning…The goal is every morning…

What are your exercise goals?  How are you reaching them?  Do you need a workout buddy to keep you on track?  What type of exercise catches your attention?

Check out Confessions of a Snowflake for more encouragement.

Survive til you Thrive!

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