Sometime, soon

I think I should start running. I take medication for blood pressure. My cholesterol isn’t what you would call a healthy range. I definitely need to lose a few (quite a few) pounds. So, running. It’s all the rage. But I don’t know where to start. Do people just get up after not doing much more than a stroll around Target and start running? Sounds like a great way to injure myself. And I definitely need new shoes for this. And when would I do this running exactly? I’m already so busy. This running business would involve a great deal of planning on my part. But I really should do it. Soon.

I think I should take up knitting again. I started a scarf about 8 years ago. Do I still remember how it’s done? I think I do. A soft rose colored scarf would be perfect for winter. And knitting reduces stress, right? I’m often so stressed out I give myself panic attacks. Knitting would be great for that. I know that half knitted scarf and soft yarn is in a box in the garage right now. I think I’ll dig it out. Soon.

Speaking of the garage, there’s some great stuff that I should go through. Boxes of books I still want to read. Or read again. Nowadays, I read everything on my tablet. I know the girls have toys and stuff in there that they want, before they are too grown up to have any use for toys. I know there are used baby toys that the twins would benefit from. We just moved in July. Of course, I still have a box or two in the house that I need to unpack too. I know there’s a box of clothes in there that is too small. If I wait long enough, and do that running thing, will I fit in them again? Still so much stuff to purge. We could definitely have another yard sale with some of this stuff. And donate to charity too. So, I will definitely go through all those boxes. Soon.

When I was in elementary school, I used to write stories all the time. I would make up characters and while I walked home from school, I would think of all kinds of different scenarios they would encounter. I’d get home and write some of it down. I have no idea what happened to any of the notebooks I used to record my stories. Long gone, I’m sure. I would love to take the time and flex my creative writing muscles again. I need to try, if only to prove to myself that I still can. Soon.

I could go on and on. I can’t be the only person who does this. You do it to, right? Have a list of things floating around that you plan to do? Soon?

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. cindy w says:

    I do it constantly. Especially at night when I’m trying to sleep. I call it “my head-spinny thing” – my brain keeps going around and around and it’s impossible to turn it off. (This, btw, is why I have a handy prescription sedative that I only take at bedtime. Otherwise I’d never sleep.)

  2. mel says:

    every day. I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted to start running. I see people running daily and I just can’t figure out how to start that won’t injure/discourage me. Let me know when you find out.

    • Lexi says:

      I read something just the other day about starting running. (need to find that link) But the blogger basically said just put on your running shoes and get out the door. Run as slow as possible for as long as you can. And then walk. 1/2 hour. Like deliberately slow. Like so slow you could walk faster. Eventually, your body will catch up and you’ll run longer and faster. I’m going to try it.

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