Monday, October 04, 2010
Today was Day 1 of Week 2 of my couch to 5k program. Adding 30 seconds to my intervals about killed me. Yesterday I was soooo tired. My muscles felt like they had finally recovered but the rest of me ...felt like it could have used a nice week long trip to some island where I could lay around and sip Mai Tais endlessly. Needless to say, I just really wasn't feeling this run today.
I am feeling like my long distance partners are losing their mojo so as I lay in bed this morning trying to come up with some valid excuse NOT to go...I decided that I didn't have one. Really. I couldn't find one reason why I should spend 30 minutes of this beautiful day trying to better myself. I deserved it and even though I knew it was going to be hard...I knew the butt kicking I would give myself if I didn't go would be worse.
So as I huffed through the 6 intervals. The 6 LONG assed 90 second intervals...I just kept thinking about how I needed to keep going. How no matter how hard this was for me to run, my fight to get through the 90 seconds was nothing compared to some of the fights that others are going through. I wasn't fighting cancer. I wasn't fighting heart disease. I wasn't fighting diabetes or colitis or MS or lupus. Nope. All I was doing was running. Carrying my healthy bod around in south Florida beauty in an effort to lose some weight. My fight today was chump change and I wasn't going to quit.
So, I didn't. On Wednesday, I won't quit again.
PS - I have videos from 3 runs now that I have yet to be able to post here. :( Can someone kick the Spark gurus to fix that for me? Please.