Another Jog

That’s right…I got out for another jog yesterday. I can’t help myself lately! The cooler weather just screams “go for a run!”

run wild my child

The temperature was in the low 70’s, with the sun coming and going, and there was just a slight breeze. Moose and I suited up and journeyed out. I had planned on about 4 miles alternating between jogging and walking, and that is exactly what I accomplished.

Moose was practically begging me to run faster but I kept a very slow, easy pace and listened hard to any cues my body was telling me to slow down. My knee was aching a bit so I listened, and slowed down.

I must remind you, I don’t plan on running any races any time soon nor will I be running fast any time soon. I will only be running jogging at a very slow pace for a while and I am 100% okay with this.

Although my body is so close to being fully healed, I still feel I am in limbo land and could easily be knocked off the rocker if I do anything too crazy too soon. It’s not worth the risk.

I feel so delicate these days…

princess girl


Although I am feeling great, I know better than to push myself too hard at this point.

I am not huffing and puffing on any of these runs. The slow pace has been so peaceful. The only exception to the slow running is when I run by the rumored coyote hole, in which case I book it!

me jog?

I think part of the reason I am enjoying these runs so much is because they are stress- free. I have no race to train for or deadline to build up my mileage. I have no expectation regarding how far I plan to run, how fast, and no one is judging me if I decide to walk. I don’t even judging myself when I walk and this is what surprises me most. I am truly enjoying myself and it is fabulous. This is what running should be.

don't think run

It doesn’t matter how fast, how slow, how far, it just matters that you go. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, swim. Dance, get your yoga on, stretch, do some push-ups, hold a plank. Your body and mind will thank you.

Move your body, and move it for those who can’t.


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  1. Happy dance that you are getting out and enjoying this nice weather.. .my favorite runs are the ones where it is just Luke and Abby and I and we don’t have any specific miles or time constraints, we are just out enjoying the weather and moving our bodies. 🙂
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  2. Whenever I’m struggling during a workout or to find motivation to workout, I remind myself that it’s a blessing that I’m even able to exercise – I agree that it’s so important to remember that!
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  3. danielle

    hello, i’m a new reader and fan of your blog so firstly, thank you for an awesome blog and read!!!
    i love this post, and as i’m coming back from an injury that seems to never go away, i think i need to get back to just enjoying the movements and letting myself “be” with the activity. i loved the days before i ever took anything seriously, when i just ran/jogged because it felt good, when i just did stuff. thanks for inspiring me to get back there, it’s in there somewhere!

    1. Melanie

      You can do it! Just take it slow and ENJOY!

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