Saturday, June 16, 2012

Michael's Self-improvment Project Day #1

This morning, I did something that I haven't done in a very long time. I exercised. I went to Blacklick Wood Metro Part and ran. So, the reasons for this change are as follow:

I am horribly out of shape.

I know I am ridiculously skinny, but I am acutely aware of a developing belly.

It should help with my anxiety

Also, I'm hoping the health benefits will somewhat counteract the years being taken off my life caused by the stress of living at home.

So, I ran about 2.4 miles, if I trust the listed trail distances. I didn't think I could make it that far. My initial plan was to run to the end of the trail and then walk back as a cool down. However, I got to the end of the trail and still felt like I could keep going. So, I started running the other direction and ran the whole path back.

I was very winded by the end and my legs hurt badly. I cooled down by walking another trail, which I think was probably a mile. I saw two does and a fawn while walking there. After wandering around in Washington, our trees are unimpressive. They're just small and not dense.

Back to the topic, My plan is to run every other day. I'll just run around my house on weekday mornings and go to a park on Weekends. Then, I'll increase the number of days depending on how it goes from there.

So, I have an Socially Awkward Penguin moment from this morning's run to share. So, early on in my run, I was running and a girl was coming the opposite direction. So at the moment where brief eye contact is acceptable, my right ear bud popped out. I had to make the call whether or not to put it back in or just it dangle until she passed, but ended up doing neither, so I ended up just sort of holding it.

Anyway, I'll update how this is going on Monday's from now on. Next time, I'll also talk about my attempts to get a second job.

Thanks for reading



  1. Awesome man, nicely done! Exercise is freakin' amazing, especially if you can keep it up for quite a while.