Today, a couple of colleagues and I decided to hustle to try to make it in time to see another colleague in the nearby courthouse. “Let’s run!” said one, and I cringed. “I’m fitter than I used to be, but I’m not that fit!” I said sheepishly. And then I jogged across one street and then another, realizing as I got to the opposite corner that I wasn’t out of breath. We then jog/walked up the big hill to the courthouse and I was completely out of breath, and bringing up the rear. I flashed my ID at the door, and as I walked into the courthouse after my friends, still puffing, I grinned to myself. Progress!
Sprinting across a couple of streets without being short of breath is new!
As I’ve said before, I love fitness I can see in the world much more than I love fitness I only display at Exercise O’Clock. There’s something spectacular about realizing your body can do something it couldn’t before – something that’s a new tool you can use every day to enhance your life.
I can’t wait to be able to sprint all the way up that hill to the courthouse without huffing and puffing.
What real-world fitness achievement are you looking forward to?