First Morning Jog

I’ve had a few insomnia episodes lately. This Sunday and Monday for example, I was tossing and turning at 4am and 5am respectively. 

Yesterday I crashed early. I was asleep by 8pm and woke up at 2:30 this morning. I wasn’t able to go back to sleep after waking up. Since I was up I decided to do something productive and different – I went for for a jog. 

It was 4:30am when I left the house. One hour, 19 minutes and 5.4 miles later I was back home.

It wasn’t as bad as I thought. I was fully awake. The sky was dark and the air nippy. I was surprised at the amount of cars and people on the streets at that time. It’s now 10am and the sky still as dark now as when I left the house at 4:30 this morning.

I’ll attempt to repeat the early jog in the future. I also have to do something about my the insomnia. 

On Reading

In the past I’ve written about my struggle with writing. Reading is writing’s little brother and I also struggled with it. I’ve never read for fun. I typically only read whatever I HAD to.

Over the past few years I’ve slowly been reading a more and more. I’ve made it a priority. In the past few months I’ve been listening to audio books while I jog or bike. It’s super convenient. One of my goals is to read more and read more broadly.

I figured that I should be able to get the essence of a book by reading or listening to it. There are certain benefits to READING for me. My vocabulary continues to expand and spelling has improved because I’m seeing the words on the page. Downside of me reading: there are words I don’t know how to pronounce. Downside of audio books: I don’t see how words are spelled; I can become distracted while listening, I’ve had to go back and re-listen to sections when I get distracted.

I’m looking forward to exercise my brain as well as my body.

Back to ‘normal’

I feel as if I’m getting back to my cadence from a month ago. As a matter of fact I think I might be doing better. I had my weekly goal of 4+ active days. I’ve increased it to 6 active days a week.

During the two weeks I was sick I was active only two days per week. Last week I started my new regimen of 6 active days a week. I didn’t do anything on Friday, every other day I was doing something; jogging, biking and walking.  

The weather is getting cold. Soon I won’t be able to do much outside. Typical this is the time when I hibernate and don’t come out until next spring erasing any progress made this year.

This year I’m determined to break this cycle. I have a gym membership and I believe I’ll be cancelling it. I’m thinking of joining a crossfit gym instead. Having different activity options will probably help me keep me going back. 

New goal: keep blog  entries short and frequent. 

Keep moving. Keep making progress. Keep going. You’re doing great. 

I’m still alive

Soooo I took a two three week hiatus. My last entry was my weekly update #12 where I mention about going on vacation and having a friend visiting from the West Coast. 

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that I’m not much of a planner. Usually whenever I make plans they fall apart. I believe it’s a trait that runs in my immediate family. We’re pretty ‘spontaneous’.

This past two three weeks were no different, in my defense it wasn’t all my fault. I came down with a severe cold just as my vacation started. 

I felt bad for my friend because she cared for me the entire week. We only went out a few times. 

One day we went out hiking at Breakheart Reservation. I’ve been going to Breakheart Reservation for a long time now and never went on any of the trails. I’m going to be doing it more often. It was a lot of fun!

Another day we went out walking around Boston’s historic sites. We walked around the Aquarium, Rose Kennedy Greneway, Faneuil Hall, Chinatown, Boston Common, and the Innovation District. 

I wanted to get back to my ‘old’ routine which means updating my blog on a regular basis and increasing my active days.

I started writing this entry last Monday. I had so much I wanted to write that I become overwhelmed and didn’t write anything during the entire week! So, here’s a short and simple hello and I’ll breakdown the rest into smaller chunks for another day.