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I don’t know why I did it.

But really, I do.  I’ve been saying I’d do it for weeks now, for months really, but I could never bring myself to it.  And then, yesterday evening I went to search and rescue training, and when I got home, I felt like it had to be done.  So I did.

I went running.

I’m using the Couch to 5K running plan.  Google it if you’ve never heard of it, there’s TONS of information about it on the internet.  Basically, it’s aimed at getting you from not being able to run any significant length of time to being able to run an entire 5k race in a little over two months.  It uses intervals, starting you out running 60 seconds followed by 90 seconds of walking, and then slowly weans you away from walking…

As I found out last night, I’m unfortunately a bit more of a couch potato than the plan was designed for.  I had no problem running for 60 seconds at a time, but after a few reps I just couldn’t keep it up that long.  I ended up finishing the workout but without nearly as much running as I should have done.

But while some people may find that as a discouragement, I find it as ENcouragement.  The fact that I couldn’t even keep up with the “Day 1” workout when I started will make it that much more satisfying when I run the 5k at the end of it all.  And so I plan to stick with the Day 1 workout for at least a week or two until I can actually do it and THEN I’ll move on.

Even though I couldn’t keep up with the amount of running, even though the skinny people who were WALKING were giving me funny looks for sweating my butt off, even though I’m a bit sore the next day, it felt AMAZING to get out and do some actual cardio exercise outside of hiking/biking and I can’t wait to go for my next run.

In other news, if you’re the type of person who’s interested in following my OTHER blog, Jono the Lutheran, you’ll be interested to know that there are now THREE posts over there.  I’m still sort of working on covering the bases as far as giving everyone the background on a lot of stuff, but I feel it’s important to give that story before moving on.  So check it out if you haven’t taken a look yet.

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Once again, I’ve failed at the PostAWeek Challenge, but those of you who have been following along will attest to the fact that I actually have been blogging more regularly, so that’s a good thing.  I’ll go into a bit more depth about a few of the things going on in my life and in Morgantown in another post, BUT…

I wanted to take 30 seconds to promote my new blog, Jono the Lutheran.  Basically, I wanted a way to keep folks at my home church and here in Morgantown updated about what’s going on with my internship, and what’s going on with me wanting to be a Pastor, but I didn’t want them to have to wade through the type of random stuff I post here, nor did I want you to have to read through regular updates about my church on here, unless of course you’d like to read them.

Regardless, my new blog, which is all about me, my internship, my wanting to be a Pastor, etc. is called Jono the Lutheran and you can read it at: http://www.LutheranJono.wordpress.com

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