I’m supposed to get more exercise but finding ways is difficult when you don’t have a lot of extra time. I’ve been walking around the block but not really feeling that it is enough exertion. I entertained the idea of running but every time I tried I felt like I was stumbling and going to fall. Little by little I would run for a 50-100 feet and walk again. Now it is starting to feel more natural.
Today is November 22nd and instead of cold it was 77 degrees when I got home after work. It was already getting dark so I stripped naked and put on my tiny black running shorts and some shoes. I hit the street and managed to run quite a bit. My walking app indicated that I had traveled a mile in 13 minutes rather than the usual 18 it takes if I walk the whole way.
I didn’t feel like I was going to fall. It still feels weird but not entirely unnatural anymore. The last time I remember actually “running” was when I was in elementary school. That was many lifetimes ago.
I don’t know much about running so I wonder if it is bad for my knees. That would suck to have fucked up knees in a few years. I guess I’ll have to do some googling. I do feel like the running is effective exercise so I think I will try to do more of it.