May 9, 2011
Eventually, Penny learned to focus on the rhythm rather than the labor. It took a conscious effort at first--especially the practice of inhaling through her nose and exhaling through her mouth. Today marked her 4th run since high school, so stretching was painful due to her sore muscles. The living room floor creaked steadily as she moved from stretching to a few warm-up exercises that consisted of sets of jumping jacks, running in place and toe-touching. Outside it was brisk, but warm enough to exercise in shorts and a t-shirt. Just one foot after the other.