I decided that I was going to quit smoking. I’ve tried it before but it failed. I went back to smoking and figured I would never attempt to quit again. The first time I quit was for 6 months. I was hoping for a healthier life. It was great knowing that I was kicking a habit that is nasty and bad for you. Actually, bad is a horrible word choice. It’s the worse kind of thing you can do to your body. But when life hands you a curve ball and things just build up, like stress or personal issue, you turn to something to ease and relieve all that. I went back to smoking and once I took that first puff, I threw away 6 months of work for what? Those 5 minutes of smoking may have calmed me for the time being but never really solved anything. That was about 2 years ago when I tried to kick the habit. It failed miserably. It is 2 years later and this time I am going for a life record. I am quitting for good and I will not look back. Time for a healthier life.
If you look to the right of this post, you will see the exact time the world will end and the zombies will rise. I am no scientist but according to our friends, the Mayans, the world will end on December 21st, 2012. It’s getting closer and that means time on Earth is coming to an end. You better get ready to fight. You better know how to fend off the hordes of zombies. They may have been neighbors, friends, family, or co-workers. But once those poor schmucks were bitten and the their virus-filled saliva filled their veins, they are no longer friends, family, and co-workers. They are the undead and they have one job to do. To f**king eat you.
I first put on my Nike shoes back on January 26th, 2012. It was the first of many runs. I would run a mile most days. After some time running and after getting accustomed to the strain on my legs and feet, I pushed myself further and went for two miles. Eventually, I ran 3 miles. Towards the end of February, my feet were feeling it. I had run every day for a 30 days. It was due time to take a break and rest my feet.
If you were to ask me a year ago what I planned on for the future, I wouldn’t have said anything about running. I would have never considered the idea of not smoking or even putting on a pair of Nike’s and pulling a Forrest Gump. Here I am though. It is a new year and with a new year, comes resolutions. We all make them. We all say we’ll do this and do that. But how often do people actually stick with it? I know I never have. I know I have said plenty of times that I would try this and try that but after a week of being a person that I am not, I drop that silly resolution and go back to being the normal, immature person that I am.
It has been 3 weeks since I’ve smoked. Hold your applause. I started on the 2nd of this month. When I first started the cravings were there. I had the biggest problem when I would drive to work. It’s not the place where I did the most smoking but it was the routine of my habit that was going to be the hardest to over come. I bought myself some gum and some mints. I would chew the gum or suck on the mint to occupy myself when I went to work. The mints are gone and the gum is about out. I don’t need them anymore. I still suck on a mint or chew the gum just to do it. It’s a new habit but at least a healthier and less costly one.