And finally, I get myself to go jogging for the second time since I reinstituted my jogging regimen. Okay, okay, it’s not so much a regiment since it’s only twice, and it’s not so much a regiment when each time has been less than a half hour, and it’s not so much a regiment since my first time was two weeks ago, but I’ve been sick, darn it. And it didn’t fit into my schedule. And I just ate. Or something like that.
Anyway, it’s silly to make excuses for why I haven’t been jogging more often (although, I really was sick), since I’m only justifying it to myself… and the random member of the jogging-stapo who can run 56 miles while drinking their morning coffee (which they of course got at Caribou or Starbucks) and came across this post because I happened to add a “jogging” tag to the end. To that person, I will never satisfy. To the jogging-stapo (“jogstapo”?), well, they’ve moved on already anyway since I haven’t started talking about Trader Joe’s yet.
But yes, I finally got myself to go again, and surprisingly, even after it being two weeks, and with me still not feeling 100 percent, I did better than last time. Of course, doing better than last time means little more than not feeling like vomiting after two minutes of jogging, but I take my victories as I can get them. The jogging I did today will at least have burned-off half of the half malt I had at the Convention Grill yesterday (oy, have I been craving one today).
It really wasn’t that bad this time, but I’m absolutely nowhere near where I was when I jogged in my college days. Back then, 20 minutes wasn’t a problem, and once I got into a routine after a few times, I was able to go 45-60 without too much difficulty. In law school, well, I was much worse, but could still go 25-30 without the difficulty. I don’t plan on being the hyper-mega-jogger (as is obvious since I’m distancing myself from them, making them sound all crazy, the jogstapo that they are), nor do I really plan on being a person who exercises for at least an hour every other day. I simply just plan on jogging fairly often, where it’s no longer a rare thing. If I only do 30 minutes at a time, no big deal. In fact, that’s my goal.
Anyway, it’s now two times I’ve gotten myself to go jogging. Maybe, just maybe I can get myself to go a third… in about two more weeks
And now that I’ve exercised, time for beer.