Went jogging tonight, and ended up feeling quite proud of myself! It was my 6th jog ever. My first time jogging was two weeks ago tonight. I had wanted to incorporate jogging into my exercise arsenal for a few months now, but I’ve never been a runner, and didn’t want to start and have bad form and create bad habits. So I enlisted the help of my aerialist/dancer/yoga instructor/general fitness guru friend Tavi (and yes, he really is all those things), to show me the ropes. The first time out, we jogged 2 miles – about a mile further than I anticipated I’d be able to go. Then, during a super-short Labor Day weekend trip to Michigan to see family, I went jogging 4 more times (in three days!). Well, they were more like jog/walk combos, but still jogging was involved.
Tonight, I decided I’d try to jog to the North Hollywood stand-alone Macy’s, which I guessed was 2 miles away from my place. I made it to Macy’s, did a big loop around the giant parking park, was still feeling really good, so I decided to try to jog all the way home. And I made it! After walking about 10 minutes to cool down, I jumped in my car and drove the route. Turns out Macy’s is only 1.5 miles away, but that means I went 3 miles total! A new record! That’s 11% of a marathon, I’ll have you know.
Before heading home, I swung by Ralph’s to pick up a few things. They had Bounty paper towel on sale (which I need), and I had a Bounty coupon, so between my rewards card and coupon, the $11.99 package cost me $4.49. I do love a good sale! Also picked up a few other things, including a Greek yogurt, and, in the process, dropped a container, breaking it. I took it to the register and offered to pay for it, but she said not to worry about it. I didn’t, however, notify them that a cleanup was needed at the end of aisle 2.
Keep it up, David! (The jogging part, not the make-a-mess-at-the-supermarket part)