Yesterday, Kevin (partner) and I had a vigorous hike on a steep trail at about 9,000 feet elevation -- in the mountains above Santa Fe. Often, I have wanted to avoid the steep hikes and the very high elevation hikes, but that hike really did me some good, 'cause it was challenging and quite a cardio-vascular workout. Whew!
I haven't been running in months, and truly haven't gotten back into a routine in years, but I'm going out for a run now. It's a cool, overcast day, a little drizzly now and then, and perfect for a run.
I've cut down (most days) to just one cigarette a day, in the evening. I'm still addicted, of course. But if i work my lungs like this much and get in shape, even the one smoke a day will be too much. I'll also have to cut back on alcohol ... and get back into the sitting meditation routine. Maybe I'll even stop feeling sorry for myself!
"The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
The dust in my head
The dust in my head ... "
~ Talking Heads