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Friday, November 18, 2011

On My Mind

Most Fridays I join in with Rhonda and quite a few other bloggers with what's "On My Mind". This week as with every week there are many things on my mind but as I was heading out this morning for my jog, I got to thinking about fitness and finding a rhythm and thought I would share a picture which I probably should not. My back side in my running clothes. I think I am being quite daring and perhaps a little foolhardy but so far I haven't met a nasty blogger so I feel safe.

Running isn't something that I am good at but I am finding myself really enjoying it now that I have developed a rhythm that suits me. In the beginning I tried to run too quickly and was out of steam too fast. Now I have learnt to slow down and I can cover much more ground and do it without feeling like I might just be breathing my last breaths.


It is much like life in general. When I try to do too much, too quickly and overextend myself, I quickly lose focus and end up not achieving much of anything. Though I do like the challenge of multi-tasking and having a few things on the go at once, it is good for me at least to test my mettle and stay on my toes. It can take a while to work out what is the right rhythm for yourself and your family but when you do, life seems to run more smoothly. And when there are times that require a bit of extra effort, the knowledge that the normal rhythm of life will return helps too.


Tracy

5 comments:

Tania @ Out Back said...

This is a great post Tracy!

Running is good, I mix it up with my walking to get the heart pumping...

Lisa said...

A very thoughtful post, Tracy - I feel like I overdid today, but it's not always easy to (a) find your rhythm, or (b) make yourself stay with the rhythm that's right for you. I'm always searching for that proper balance between wisdom and action.

Kim said...

I think I do that with the backyard sometimes, Tracy... go really fast and hard at it and then find I can't move for a week. I have been thinking about fitness too lately, thanks for reminding me to get back to some gym work but reminding us also that taking it a step at a time is very important.

Vickie said...

Not a thing wrong with your back view missy, this is a good reminder to people that what is good for one may not be good for another,cheers Vickie

Dzoli said...

i have no time to worry about back views:) Somehow although I do not sport at all(exept for some scuba diving) and swimming My weight seems to be ok:)