In December, I was stressed with finals, so I quit running. Then winter break hit and the college gym was closed, so I took a little bit longer break from running. January brought on the most stressful time of work and a new semester. Before long, running had fallen to the back of my mind.
Lately, I've really struggled with depression again. Mostly from missing family that I love but no longer see. Last week, I could tell I was starting to get close to the edge again, a place I don't want to find myself in again. So I decided it was time to hit the gym again. I was hoping to make it an hour, but quit after 30 minutes. But I did at least run part of it, so I'm not as out of shape as I feared.
As luck would have it, I'm now entering Spring semester finals, so its hard to find time to run again. I've only been able to make it 1-2 times a week, but hopefully when the semester ends, I can go more often since I don't plan to take classes this summer.
Tuesday night, I pushed myself pretty hard, but I was able to run a mile in just over 13 minutes, and I made it the full hour. I know I'll be able to work back up to running at the pace I was before.
When I got home, I decided to do some ab exercises. I got out my yoga mat, turned around to get my iPad so I could play the video of exercises I found, and when I turned back, this is what I saw. Little stinkers thought it was for them. I pushed them off, but they kept sneaking back on.