Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ok... Its Thursday. One day until the weekend! Woot! I do work this weekend, but I'm okay with that. I miss seeing the folks from my part time job.
I stayed on track yesterday! Double woot! I ran, cut it .25 miles short, but I'm still sick and that's okay. Rode the bike trainer for 21 minutes (7 miles) while catching up on emails, etc. Unfortunately, I burned my soup in the process. It still tasted okay, just had a bunch of little black swimmies in it.
I have a slower, longer run planned for lunch and a strength training session planned for this evening. I was trying to get my dad to go with me to the gym, but he's working at a different station tonight, so he can't.
I have another store to relay... My husby has been going to the pool with me, which I deeply appreciate! I would not be as motivated to go if he didn't go with me. Anywho, we got done swimming Monday night and were on the way home. He said, "I only swam 2 laps". (as a side note, my husby isn't exactly athletically inclined and has a degenerative joint disease). I said, "baby, I know this is going to sound hokey and you can laugh if you want, but that was two more laps than you did yesterday. Remember, a marathon starts with a single step." Surprisingly, his response was, "yes, you're right". Did I hear the Spark in his response? I have learned from being a leader, mentor and motivator that the only person you can become healthy for (and be successful) is you. I never push him, I never get down on him, but when he says things like "I only swam 2 laps", I encourage him and hope that he realizes that I didn't get to where I am today by waking up one morning and being able to swim a mile, bike 50 miles or run a 10k. Its taken years of hard work and consistent training. There was a time when I used to swim 2 laps... or walk for 10 minutes... or have 0 resistance on the bike trainer and go for 10 minutes and be dripping with sweat and out of breath. There was a time when everyone on the group bike ride had to wait for me. The important thing is, they waited for me and encouraged me to keep going. Now, I do the waiting and encouraging. A lot of my friends apologize for being what they think is slow. I tell them, no need to apologize, just getting out here and doing it is the important thing. I will take any exercise I can get.
So get out there on this beautiful Thursday. I'm taking advantage of these beautiful fall days while I can!