Thursday, July 19, 2012

Habits and rainbows

It rained off and on all day yesterday, which made for a nice and quiet day.

My BFF Krissy stopped by when she got off work and we made plans for do a 5K together in September.

Yeah, I've never ran before BUT have always wanted to. 

I see those gals alongside the road just flying along and think I wish I could do that.

Kris has gotten into exercise as a way of promoting a more healthy lifestyle (and hey the new dude in her life is probably a big motivator too lol ).

As you know, I park my arse in front of computer for a minimum of eight hours a day and you wouldn't believe how hard that is on your body. Last February I started doing an exercise DVD on my lunch breaks and got an elliptical in March. I've lost a few pounds, but the major thing for me is that I totally feel better. No more achy left heal, knees, hips, lower back, shoulders or neck. Fewer headaches too. This is not to say I no longer have aches though, in fact I have a raging case of basal thumb arthritis in my right hand. That has actually hardly hurt at all this week I've been off  ~ YAY!

Somehow even when you are tired and think you've got no energy for anything but a nap, exercising helps you feel better. Lubes the joints good and helps release all that tension/stress we all have.

I'm still trying to make exercising a "good" habit.
 I'll go for several weeks staying in my routine, then somehow get out of it for a while. Only to start again when the aches and pains begin to make themselves known again. 

So we'll see if I can maintain my "good" habit long enough to develop some stamina (and confidence) to actually do a 5K.
I've only ever had bad habits - smoking, but hey i did quit so that has got to count for something! drinking - yes i love a good cold beer or two maybe three.

Towards evening the sun came out and we saw a double rainbow.
Looks like Shrek is about sitting on the pot of gold.

Tried goofing with my camera to do a panoramic shot, but it didn't quite come out. Apparently you have to pan left to right and not right to left.

And by the time I got that figured out the second rainbow was gone.

Speaking of habits, I saw this saying on a T-shirt a while back -
Bad habits are like a comfortable warm bed; easy to get into, but hard to get out of.

Have a good day :)


Nikker said...

Good for you and your 5k goal!! I used to run 20-25 miles a I would croak if I had to run 1. It is amazing how easy it is to loose the healthy habits! I quit running because I lost my running partner and also winter in N. Idaho, being that I can't run on a treadmill to save my life, I just quit and never got restarted! Here's to wishing you the best of luck in your running!!
Love the pictures of the rainbow. They are neat!

PAK ART said...

I love the three rainbows pic - it looks like there would be LOTS of gold if you could only find the ends! I can't believe you and Krissy are going to do a 5K. Actually, I can believe you might, but not Krissy! She is amazing me right now with her weight loss and exercising. I'm proud of her even if I can't quite believe it!