Saturday, May 14, 2011

Training-week 8 (epiphany)

I couldn't stop at 13, so I ran 13.1. (half marathon)

I have always been a "list" person. I mentally think that if it is written down somewhere, it's basically a done deal. So if you were to look at my running schedule, you might think it's time for medication. I have it written down not once or twice, but it is in 4 different locations. Talk about "set-in-stone". I have a hard time skipping a task that seems so important. So I don't. I don't even mentally think up excuses or dread any of my workouts. Talk about an epiphany! I used to be pretty good about sticking with an exercise routine, but life always tended to take a priority to it. Now I have a whole new outlook on the concept of exercise. I don't even really think about it. I know it's written down on the calendar (like going to the library to return books), so I just do it. If "life" happens, I make alterations to my schedule. I haven't skipped a SINGLE workout in the last 8 weeks! Even when we had visitors here. I know I'm still a ways away from the marathon, but somehow I feel like I've beaten the first obstacle that people face when training. I'll keep you all posted!


Sunnye and RJ said...

That is further than the distance from Osborne to Downs. Keep that in mind. Way to go.

Patsy Baker said...

Good attitude. I always look forwarded to work outs. Its SUPPOSED to be fun. BTW did you cut your hair.

ozartink said...

I have ridden that far on a bike....but.....never run or even walked that distance!! I am so proud of you!!