I have always enjoyed watching people. I like observing their mannerisms when they think no one is looking. Lol! Well, in the days of my youth I liked watching people jog. Believe it or not jogging was popular once upon a time.
Everybody….and I mean everybody was jogging. You could hardly drive down a road without seeing someone on the sidelines running. Well….one day I was watching this couple jogging down the road and they seemed to make it look so effortless., so me being the person that I am decided that I would take on a few roads myself.
I got up the next morning, dressed, put on a pair of sneakers and out the door I went. I started with a slow trot and everything was just fine while I was going downstream, but as I came to a small hill I begin to slow to the point of a STOP!
That’s right folks, I had only made about two blocks! Blahahahahahaha!! It felt like I had been running a least thirty minutes… 🙂 but obviously only a few minutes had ticked pass on my watch.
I thought to myself, but how are these people running four, five, six miles a day? I took a deep breath, looked back and I could still see the front door of my house, so I turned and went back home. Lol!!!!! 🙂 However, I did not give up on my new adventure.
The next day I tried again and this time I made it just over the hill. I continued to work on my breathing, setting the right pace for myself, as well as planning a more strategic route to help me accomplish my goal, and guess what…..within a couple months I was running about three miles a day.
That has been some time ago. But my point is what appears to be easy isn’t always so simple. You see…..I wasn’t quite ready for that three mile run. I needed training, preparation. Likewise, in this walk there are hills, valleys and even MOUNTAINS to climb, but you’ve got to keep on running, planning, pacing, and breathing. Don’t strike off to fast, be sure you have the proper equipment because you will surely need it! 🙂
(c) V. Paschal 2017