Hi, my name is Sarah, and I’m addicted to Endorphins!!! There I said it! After a bad run this morning (really more of a walk) I came home and did another 20 minutes of working out. Then an hour of serious cleaning, followed by a walk with the dog (short walk, he has short legs)….
So this was my Facebook status update just a few minutes ago. As soon as I started typing I knew it was time to blog. Not only had I not made time to blog for a while, but when inspiration hits you have to take advantage of it. So here I am sitting down very reluctantly and writing. What I really want is to be outside in this amazing weather walking, or even riding my bike!! And if you knew how bad I was at bike riding you would know how crazy that sounds!!!
This week I pushed hard on all my workouts, I really wanted to feel the burn! And then I came down with a stomach bug that kept me in bed and still for most of a day. Sadly it was this that made me realize I had a problem. Even though every time I sat up or turned over in bed I felt nauseous I just wanted to exercise. I wanted to be out of bed and moving as if that would make me feel better.
I can’t deny this addiction any longer, but I’m not sure I want to fight it. I’m more active at work, home, and life in general. My body just wants to keep moving, which for me is a big deal! I am the queen of laziness and procrastination. But when I come home at night now, I find myself looking for things to do to keep moving. And thankfully I’m learning to focus it on cleaning and organizing. Not because I enjoy either of those two chores, but because I know that I can set a timer and challenge myself to get more done.
It is this self competition that I think I need to nurture. The more I can get in the habit of challenging and pushing myself the better! I know that I need to pick up the pace with my running if I’m going to finish in the time allowed. When I have someone running with me I’m definitely faster, but I won’t have a friend with me all the time. I need to check my pace more, and push a little harder on each interval. Setting personal goals is the only way to move ahead.
Sitting still is driving me crazy. I’m typing like a mad woman, and I have to do some serious spell checking now because of it. The gorgeous weather outside is calling me, so I think I’ll throw open some windows (need to figure out which ones have screens, and get to work on a chore or two…. maybe a craft project as well…..
- Endorphin addicts (thehindu.com)
- Lesson in Blogging (insanityofmotherhood.com)
- 9 Steps Make Me a Candidate for The Worst Blogger on the Planet… (valerieraynerants.wordpress.com)