6 Miles

Soo..I’ve been inspired lately to get into shape slash lose 20 pounds..And today I decided I was going to exercise.  I wanted to go outside, since it was a pretty nice day, and I decided it would be fun to ride a bike, which I haven’t done in a long time.  Like a year.  Honestly, I haven’t exercised very much in the past year at all.  But one of my best friends took mountain-biking this semester, and she gave me the combination to her bike’s lock and I was off.

My school has main campus, and it has mountain campus, and these two are 3 miles apart.  There’s a road that connects them and a trail that runs alongside the road, more or less.  I took off down the trail, definitely not planning on going the whole length of it. 

A picture I took on the trail last fall..

I passed about half a dozen people going the opposite direction, including one of my professors from last semester and his wife.  At this point, I was about 2 miles down the trail, which is also about as far as I’ve been on it.  But my competitive streak came out, and I decided that I was not going to be shown up by a man who is older than my father.  If he can do it, so can I.  So I kept going.  And then I hit the 2.5 mile mark, and it just seemed silly to turn back when I was that close.  By the time I got to 2.75, I definitely wasn’t going to turn around without getting to the end.  That was a long 1/4 mile, but I did it!  And then I turned around and did it again.  

A pic from last fall on the trail..

By the time I got finished, my legs were rubbery and I thought I was going to have to sit down, but I had to walk back up to my room and jump in the shower.  Right now, I really don’t feel bad at all.  Tomorrow at this time may be a different story.  

Here’s the playlist that got me through it:

1.  The World-Brad Paisley, Time Well Wasted

2.  She’s Everything-Brad Paisley, Time Well Wasted

3.  Little Moments-Brad Paisley, Mud on the Tires

4.  Somebody Knows You Now-Brad Paisley, Mud on the Tires

5.  Good Woman Bad-Josh Turner, Long Black Train

6.  Would You Go With Me-Josh Turner, Long Black Train

7.  Baby’s Gone Home to Mama-Josh Turner, Your Man

8.  Your Man-Josh Turner, Your Man

9.  Late Show-Hawk Nelson, Letters to the President  There is a noticeable shift in genre right here, and it happened to be about when I turned around to come back, which kinda gave me that extra energy.

10.  Every Little Thing (acoustic)-Hawk Nelson, Letters to the President

11.  Definitely Maybe-FM Static, What Are You Waiting For?

12.  Hold Me Twice-FM Static, What Are You Waiting For?

13.  October-FM Static, What Are You Waiting For?

14.  Number 10 again  Soo..I made this playlist a long time ago, and apparently I repeated myself..more than once..

15.  If You Want Me To-Ginny Owens, Without Condition

16.  Love Song for a Savior-Jars of Clay, Jars of Clay

17.  No Rush-Josh Turner, Your Man 

18.  Number 4 again  I skipped it this time..

19.  All I Ask of You-Andrew Lloyd Webber, Phantom of the Opera  “Turn my head with thoughts of summertime”

20.  Only the Beginning of the Adventure-The Chronicles of Narnia  I love, love, love this piece; it’s soo beautiful..

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  1. You. Are. Awesome.
    Want to do a music swap? I’ve got some great running mixes.

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