pounding pavement again
I’m about two weeks into yet another attempt to wean my body off demon nicotine. As usual, Extra Polar Ice gum is making a great contribution to the cause. Just noticed and thought it curious that Wrigley has a “What Gum Is Made Of” link on that page, but I’m kind of afraid to read it.
The biggest help in getting over those smokey-fits, though, is regular exercise, so I’ve joined up with a little running club at work. (I need more peer pressure to get my workouts in than I can get at the gym.) Every Tuesday and Thursday, a bunch of us knock off work a little early and hit the streets. Today we did a 40-minute run, and I actually ran the whole dang way, surprising the hell out of myself. We covered about 4 miles, I think. Ten minutes per mile isn’t exactly the kind of pace I’d have been pleased with in my high school track days, but after nearly a decade of smoking and sitting on my keister, I’m feeling good about it tonight.
If I can lift my legs and move my joints in the morning, I’ll feel even better about it…