Sunday, January 10, 2010
Go Stop Go Stop
Once again, no motivation to get there, but now that I'm done, I feel better. I really wanted to to do 5 miles today, but my shins started burning. I really don't want shin splints. So, I did 5 miles a little differently... I ran my usual 3 miles, but then walked 1/2 mi. I started feeling a bit better so I ran another mile and then walked the last 1/2 mile for a total of 5 miles, 800+calories; 270+ fat calories. So I ran at least 4 miles today, just not all at once. I still achieved my goal of 30 min run/3 miles so it can still be counted as successful.
I rested yesterday because I was just so down about not having a good run the day before. I thought maybe if I rested that would help my morale. I've been counting how much I've been running because I don't want too many days of rest. That's' just a good excuse [today is a day of rest] for me not to run and I have enough of those on my own. I need more excuses TO run.
OK I'm unofficially holding myself accountable to Dam to Dam. Vardotrichic, I know you want me to make an official written goal, but if something happens and I don't can't do it, I haven't let anyone down. That's my excuse! I beat myself up enough for unsuccesses; this is meant to be a "relaxing", enjoyable, positive health and life change for me.
Bill asked me the other day if I wanted to renew our vows this year. This is not a "milestone" year so it was a little confused, but saw an opportunity in this request. I accepted with the condition that I run a 1/2 marathon. How's that for a goal?! Not necessarily a competition, mind you, but a 1/2 marathon nonetheless. I am hoping D2D will do that, though. I figure if I can run 18 miles, I can do D2D. I have it scheduled in my phone right now. I have until mid May to officially register so I have some time to train for this. I think I can do it.
Posted by donakimberly at 2:07 PM