Today was great. I don’t know what it was. Maybe just because I’ve been sitting down for so long, I just had all this built up energy. Maybe it was the coffee. I don’t know what it was. I mean, I was dealing with a cramp for the majority of the time. My uncle told me from when I was younger. When you get cramps, it’s just that the carbon dioxide isn’t leaving your body. So, you breathe in oxygen and you breathe out carbon dioxide. So, when you can’t get it all out, you start getting a cramp. So, he used to tell me if you start getting a cramp, do everything that you can to get all the air out.
When you’re running, I know it’s a little bit difficult, but with the intention of getting every little bit of oxygen or well, now it’s turned into CO2, carbon dioxide, out of your system and then take deeper breaths. So I mean, I’m not going to show it right now because I’m already huffing and puffing. Try to regulate your breathing, and try to get all the carbon dioxide out and replenish it with fresh oxygen. Or you can run with your arms up to get the cramp out, today I’m feeling great and it could be a lot of different variables.
I’m not going to be like, “Well, I’ve made a turn. I’m doing better now. I reached that turn where I want to do it now.” No because tomorrow I’ll probably be like, “Man, this sucks. I don’t even want to do it.” But today I was in rare form. I’ve been telling you I run a little backwards for a little bit. Because it works a different part of your legs and well, different parts of your body. Yesterday I ran one or two minutes, (I’m really not running, it’s a trot or even just walking backwards fast. It’s speed walking backwards) So, it’s like speed walking backwards because I’m not quite good enough to run backwards. I don’t want to fall and get too tired. I’m not trying to be fancy, I’m just going backwards fast enough where I can trot my legs.
I don’t have a TV when I am running backwards, so I just put a song on and listened to one song. I ended up running 18 or almost 19 minutes this morning. I ran backwards for eight minutes, which is good. Because it went from two minutes to eight minutes and I still felt energized, did my pushups this morning and wasn’t very difficult. I got up and down without struggling, which is a good thing. Now, I mean I’m really out of shape.
Just keep going little by little. Here’s one thing that is nice. So, usually if I’m sitting down for a long time, then I’ll smoke. Well, this morning I even rolled a blunt. I started puffing on it. I was like, “You know what, dude? F this. I gotta get up and move around. I got to get my blood moving,” “I gotta get that natural high.”
I don’t know if you remember me talking about that a few days ago. What happens when you start, when you consistently do this, is this feeling that I got right now, my body’s going to start yearning for it. Just like before my body was yearning to get high. Well, now my body’s yearning for something a little different. This feeling that I have right now, even though it’s not the greatest feeling, I’m huffing and puffing, all that good stuff, but my body’s over here telling me, “You know what? I like that. I like the feeling of this. It’s starting to feel good,” right? That sweat, wearing this sweater, feeling the sweat in it because I’m not wearing a shirt under it. So, I mean it’s rough now and then knowing I’m going to take a nice little shower after this and then knowing that after I take the shower, feel good, feel refreshed. Boom, ready to go.
So, my body’s getting used to that and it’s starting to enjoy that. We can even go almost the first couple of days, I wouldn’t have chosen to go on a run opposed to smoking, I would have smoked. Now, since we started this, I haven’t smoked any of my little spliffs just because I’m like, “Whoa.” I can feel it too much. It hurts. It burns too much when I run.
Yeah. So again, for the future, knock out beer because the more that you run, the better you feel, the less you want to feel horrible. I mean that’s in theory. I’m waking up to a banana every morning, I don’t like to fill myself up too much before I run.