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Moving forward..

Saturday, January 08, 2011

First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone that really came to my "rescue". You are the bestest!! I was really having a total meltdown but I am better for it. Somethings just needed closure and be expunged. The best part of it all is that I really was able to take a hard look at what makes me tick and why do I do what I do. Its over. Its one thing to deal with some raw issues, its another to live in it.

I know first hand the power of goals, what it feels like to really be a winner and thats what I need.

We are officially off the the Boo Hoo Crew and moving forward.

You dont come as far as I have by wallowing around in the blues and sitting on your thumb. It takes action in spite of how I feel. Thats what it took before, that is what it will take again, that is what it ALWAYS takes. This is not the voice of someone trying to pump himself up, this is the voice of experience. I can do this and have done it, and will do it again.

Goal give me focus and drive. Momentum is what gets the ball rolling and success is what fuels the fire. I am done with the issues. They are behind me. I talked to my trainer a few days ago and told her that I was dropping out of the Spring marathon. I signed up for this back in October and since the half marathon, I havent put in another long run since short of a 10k. I was hoping to be up to 16 miles for a long run distance by the end of the year since there is always a little regression over winter and I know it takes some road time to build yourself back up hut I fell way behind due to illness and a running injury from the half marathon.

I told the trainer I was going to drop out and she basically raised herself up to her 5'5" height ( im 6'2) and said basically " over my dead body". I guess that is plain enough.

Tomorrow, I am doing a 5K on the treadmill just to get the ball rolling. Treadmills are not the ideal training device, outdoor runs are the way to go but considering the weather and temps, I will take whatever equipment I can get and exploit them to maximum advantage. We are not surrendering by default. I got my fight back and its show time. time to train.

My mental challenge is to finish my Personal Training Certification in the next month or two. I need to re-engage the books and my mind. A sharp mind is the best weapon.

Its time to fight....
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CELEST 1/9/2011 2:22PM

    You paint a funny picture with your pint sized trainer trying to scare you....which she evidently did. Keep going and you will nail that marathon.

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WONDERJUL 1/9/2011 1:40PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better and back at it! On to the next challenge! You will do great. I am here for the "boo hoos" or the Woo hoos"--we all have both. Here's to a great year of accomplishment!
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BRATTY_ME27 1/9/2011 12:24PM

    Welcome back! Glad that you are feeling better!

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MUSICMINOR 1/9/2011 10:20AM

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You Go!

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LOGOULD 1/9/2011 10:07AM

    That's OUR Robert!!! The journey isn't always easy, and that's what friends are for... to help us through the rough patches and encourage us. Then, we just take a deep breath, look at how far we've come and keep on putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes the progress is faster than other times, but the goal is always straight ahead. Keep reaching for it...and when you are almost there - push it even further! You go Robert! You're gonna KILL that marathon!

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CBAILEYC 1/9/2011 9:24AM

    Absolutely! emoticon
Get your RAWWR on my friend!
Chaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggg
ggggggggge!
C~

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REMEMBER2BME 1/9/2011 8:37AM

    Sounds like a solid plan. No doubt...
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MUSCLEADDICT32 1/9/2011 6:41AM

    Yay!!! Fight, Fight, FIGHT!!! I'll be fighting right along side of you! emoticon

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MINNA72 1/9/2011 5:49AM

    That's the attitude that will see you through! You can do it!

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ELAOPET 1/9/2011 2:45AM

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MEGA_MILES 1/9/2011 1:27AM

    Go gor it Robert!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ASHPAGS 1/9/2011 1:23AM

    Haha, good for your trainer! And best of luck to you...I know you can do it!



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BUBBABREN1 1/9/2011 1:05AM

    Good for you !! You truly are an inspiration to many!! You are on your way to success!! emoticon emoticon

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ROCKYLAYNE 1/9/2011 12:37AM

    emoticon n Great Attitude!!!

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DARLENEK04 1/9/2011 12:22AM

  Go Robert...whatever it takes..............





Darlene

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SERENADALLAS 1/8/2011 11:56PM

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Keep the faith...you have spark friends rooting for ya!

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SURYAH 1/8/2011 11:36PM

    Now that's a Great way to go. You are sticking to your guns and getting back on the wagon.
You will be where you want to be, before you realize it. And having good caring help is a PLUS!!.
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TIPTOPWANNABE 1/8/2011 11:33PM

    Your trainer sounds like an awesome little lady. So glad you found her. I know she'll help you fight through this even if she has you shadow boxing in the dark!

The sloth slogged tonight thanks to you! Keep the inspiration coming!

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REDDIRTRUNNER 1/8/2011 11:04PM

    Now that's a trainer!!!
You go! Great mind set and will power!

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MOMMINATOR 1/8/2011 10:39PM

    Way to get your focus back, Robert.

I laughed out loud at the image and words of your trainer. Sounds like she will whip you into marathon shape.

I have no doubt you will accomplish what you have set out to do.

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WONDERWOMAN 1/8/2011 10:30PM

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MICHCLEARY 1/8/2011 10:22PM

    good to have goals and a tough trainer. I call my trainer Mr. Squat Police. I told him I wanted to strengthen everything going into and out of my knee and after a year of meeting with him monthly, he has NEVER let me forget that I said that on our first meeting. Once I told him he starred in my nightmares and he laughed and said he would take that as a compliment. He doesn't put up with whining either.

Just wanted to stop by and wish you well. Keep on going.

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BROOKIEWINS 1/8/2011 10:10PM

    terrific - i've been watching your amazingly heartfelt blogs these past days, and it's great to see your reflections and musings doing something positive for you! i'm cheering for you on the journey to squashing those demons for good, because the road you're paving for you (and for the rest of us!) is a damned fine one.

good luck! emoticon

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MISTYRIVER64 1/8/2011 10:03PM

    Sounds like you've got a great attitude. You can do it! Congratulations

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KAMAPERRY 1/8/2011 10:02PM

    I needed to read this and RIGHT now. Thank you I am not gonna stay on the Boo Hoo crew, either!

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PAULKNUTH 1/8/2011 9:56PM

    That's the attitude!

Touchdown JETS!!!!

Sorry, a little distraction - Glad to see you are going to run the 10K. I look forward to the day I can run a 1K. Members like you are an inspiration and proof that - yes I can do this - you are living proof it can be done.

Thanks you - Paul 375 pound - no wait that's now 356 pounds and falling.

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