The nearest concrete wall was three miles away which wasn’t far by my standards. It was 1969 and mom didn’t like the idea that I would ride my bicycle to the wall at the local university to hit tennis balls probably because I was ten years old and a girl, and too independent for my own good as she would say, so she insisted that I take the back roads and avoid the busy parkway.
Strategy for January: Impromptu
If I learned anything at all about training and running the NYC marathon – I could sum it up as an adventure in discipline. But now — 2 months after running the 5 boroughs of NY – I’m ready to balance that discipline with something else. A new strategy – at least for the next 30 days. Impromptu. Now, it might not sound like much of a running or exercise strategy – but it resonated for me. Less planning, more in-the-moment, winging-it, dance in it type of theme. Finding new ways to keep the flames hopping in my metabolism fire-pit. So – let’s see what this looks like so far:
January 1 – New Year’s Day: No running, no exercise, Nada. I admit – I was a bit nervous not starting out the new year with some round of intense exercise. At first I thought this might not be the best way to start out a new year. But then re-framed that thought around the theme of re-balancing and impromptu. Rest is good. Rest is healthful. Rest is part of training. I’m deciding in the moment – that today I will rest fully – and without guilt. And I did.
January 2 – Noticed a detour during a Tundra Bike workout – and decided it was worthy to explore. It was an abandoned airplane landing strip for the locals. Maybe not, but that’s my story. It’s a long wide road, never noticed before, and next to the BWI airport with lots of room for airplanes. Sounds like a landing strip right? And – why else would it be called Park and Fly? Continue reading Helloooooooooo 2015!
When I first started my Thought-Rut slash Holiday challenge as a way to close out 2014 – I wasn’t sure I would have enough thought ruts to last 16 days. For the record, I had at least a dozen ideas to test drive – just for today! Amazing how thought ruts come out of the woodwork once you set them free! But alas, one challenge to my thinking per day. So today I opted to challenge my thoughts that it couldn’t be done. There was no way I could hula hoop AND bounce a tennis ball on a tennis racket for 1 full minute. No way.
Could that be TENNIS?
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