No Pain, No Gain

So this isn’t actually a post about how I ran a half-marathon on a broken leg for orphans or something. It’s actually the opposite. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve rediscovered a simple(simplistic?) truth: The less pain I experience exercising, the more likely I am to keep doing it.

(See; see what I did there with the title?)

Accordingly, considering the massive amount of fitness ground I have to re-cover, I’ve decided to take things slowly. Really…really…sl…ow…ly.

Which is more than a little humbling, etc. But, I’ve fallen off of enough exercise program bandwagons to know that pushing myself too hard results in failure.

So today I finished a crawl light jog on the treadmill in between cycling days and felt…well, great 🙂 I was barely sweating, but still had that amazing, post-workout glow. Sure, I won’t burn a gazillion calories a week at this rate, but at least I’ll be able to keep it up.

As a side note, it also helped me appreciate why joggers like jogging. I mean, I guess if I were Super Fit, jogging would just be the this amazing, happy-go-lucky enterprise.

As I currently stand, I still have this view of jogging:

 

But, ya know, I’m trying to appreciate it!)