You KNOW they like to move it, move it.
Anywho, back to the question: am I actually physically fit? Sure, I go to the gym and clock in some hours there, I run a few kilometers a couple times a week, and I eat relatively healthily. So I would think I am fit, in shape, a strapping young lass. . . . But maybe I'm wrong.
I noticed it first when Jon and I did our first official 5k in December. Granted, I had just recently gotten back into running and had only prepared for the Reindeer Run a couple weeks before by doing one or two 5-kilometer runs. It wasn't ideal and I didn't feel completely ready, but I had run more than that for years! All through college I would run laps around Forest Lawn (the same cemetery in which the Reindeer Run took place), and in Germany I would run until I got lost and then have to somehow navigate my way home before dark. (Mom and Dad, sorry about my lack of sound judgement at that time . . . but at least I made it home! Only once did someone ask me to get in his car with him, and I said "Nein, danke!")
Well color me surprised when I struggled to finish a 5k through Forest Lawn. I think they did some landscaping in there since I last ran it. They made it more hilly, I swear.
So while I was wheezing with my hands on my hips, doing my best to power-walk up the hill that lasted a mile, I was thinking "What happened?!" I hadn't felt that crappy while running since ninth-grade JV soccer, when I thought I had sports-induced asthma. In reality, I think I was just out of shape back then. But, man, did I want an inhaler. All the cool kids had inhalers . . . which is the opposite of what you would normally think when talking about "cool kids." But back to the point: I've gotten so comfortable with my workouts at the gym and my short trots with the pup that I forgot to push myself every now and again. My body has gotten used to it, too. It knows what's up. It's thinking, "Here we go. We're on this machine, legs bobbing up and down for half an hour. Then we move to another machine, legs swishing back and forth for another half hour. We got this; easy peasy."