When we normally think of working out we can almost feel the sweat dripping down our faces, muscles getting tired and breathing heavy- right?
But this morning I realized that there are two different types of “working out”.
Type A: Working out for the burning of calories and increase of heart rate
Type B: Working out for the enjoyment of socializing with others and the positive feeling that moves you through the day.
Now as I’m writing this I’m concluding that everyone has their different types of work outs- but these are mine.
This morning I ran with a friend of mine who will boldly state that she is not a marathon, nor half marathon runner like myself. The most she runs in 3 miles at a very slow pace. But, the thing I en joy most about running with her is that afterwards I feel uplifted and encouraged. She is a bright individual and our conversations are always intriguing. She sparks the intellectual side of me and allows my brain to start functioning at 6:30 a.m.
Then, there’s the running group I’ve met with a few times. We meet at 5:30 p.m. and run a fast-paced 3 miles. This is the “Type A” workout that allows me to sweat until I can’t sweat anymore, leaving my face the color of a ripened tomato. Although I do enjoy getting an intense workout in, it doesn’t leave me as fulfilled as the runs with my slower-paced friend.
While most are probably not as analytical about their work outs, this morning’s run really got me thinking… The next type of exercise to think about is my “solo” one…
Until next time… I encourage you to enjoy your work outs for the way they make your heart feel and not just the way your legs feel sore the next day.