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Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

I know, I know,

Posted by seekaterun on September 30, 2008

I have been a writing slacker, but not a running slacker.  In these early days, it is hartd to come up with things to write about.  I ran on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday last week.  Actually, I may have run on Friday, too.  I cannot remember now.  J came with on Thursday, but he has been busy studying for an exam, so I have been on my own mostly.  I do prefer to go out with a partner.  It’s so much easier to cheat when you are by yourself.

On Saturday, I drove over to Spring Lake.  The route is about 3.5 miles, but I only ran about 20 minutes of it.  Its not easy, all up and down and on pavement no less.  It is very scenic.  On Sunday, I made the mistake of going on around noon-time.  It was freakin’ hot!  I think I lasted all of 15 minutes before I gave up.  I need to remember to bring a hat. 

I am planning on going tonight.  I need to stay on track.  That was a terrible pun. 

I feel like I need some strong motivation.  Pants don’t seem to be enough.  (A quick aside:  I have not worn a pair of pants to work since April.  They started getting a little snug, and I love dresses and skirts, so it was an easy transition.  Now that it is starting to get cooler, I need to reintroduce pants into my work wardrobe.)  I need something a little more meaningful than pants that fit.

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Hurts so good!

Posted by seekaterun on September 18, 2008

J and I have gone to the track at SRJC for the last two evenings.  It’s been tough, but satisfying.

On Tuesday evening, we walked over from J’s house.  It only took about 7 minutes (maybe 10) and felt like a good warm-up.  We got to the track, did a little stretching, and took off!  The plan was to jog without stopping (or walking) for 20 minutes.  After the first lap, I bargained and said, let’s get to a mile and then I can stop.  Well, I got to a mile and was able to keep going the full 20 minutes.  In all, we jogged 1.5 miles. Doesn’t seem like much, but considering that I probably have never jogged that far in my life, I am proud of myself.  It just gives me more inspiration to keep going.

I woke up with only a little stiffness, and no pain, so that makes me happy. Today we jogged the same distance on the track.  J took off ahead of me and was about 1/4 of a lap ahead of me the whole time, but that’s fine.  He used to run, whereas I am a novice.  I am definitely a little sore in the quads tonight.  I stretched after the run, but I should probably do a little more before bed. 

Tomorrow will be more of a rest day.  I want to get to the gym and do a little weight training.  I think its really important to not neglect the strength training while I take off on this running adventure.  I don’t running will get rid of the jiggle in my arms, y’know?  I have never had much upper-body strength, so I might as well take care of that. 

I am pretty excited about what I have taken on.  I realize that I am only half-way through the first week of my personal challenge, but I feel like I am off to a good start.  Having J as a motivator/partner definitely makes a big difference.  He is so supportive, especially because this helps get him moving too.  We are gonna be one fit couple!  Watch out!

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