Morning 2: wasn't tempted to hit snooze. Up and out, and the morning was once again beautiful.
Somewhere around the halfway mark, my phone decided to freeze and not change time. I was walking, waiting for it to flip so I could run for my one minute increment, and it didn't change....didn't change...didn't change...until I just KNEW it couldn't really STILL be that time. Difficulty: my brain was still not fully awake. Problem solving in semi-sleep mode...hmmmm.
So what I did was stop looking at the phone and start counting in my head. Amidst the confusion of figuring it out, I stayed out 10 extra minutes. I'm not objecting to 10 extra minutes of exercise...heaven knows I need it. I'm just not willing to cut that chunk out of my quiet time. So I was in kind of a hurry.
A good result that came from all of this: at one point I just stopped trying to count and tried running as far as I could without stopping. It wasn't very far. I don't even know if it was as long as my counted one minute increments. But the difference was, when not looking at the phone, I loosened up. I felt my back moving more freely. My stride got longer. I was closer to having fun and not so much waiting on pins and needles for the clock to let me break back down to a walk.
Will pray today about what to do with that information. Maybe I need to stop timing so carefully and just alternate walking and running? I'm just not sure I trust myself not to get lazy...hmmmm.
Meanwhile, the extra time made me enough more tired/weaker feeling that I had to walk the halls between EVERY SINGLE FLOOR when doing the stairs up to the 6th floor.
Doesn't matter. I didn't ride the elevator. So I'm counting that as a victory.