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second 5K of the week...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

just a quick note to post accountability. Did a second 5K treadmill run for the week. as you can see from the chart, I have been struggling. Breathing is still a privilege not a right but it is getting better.

My goal is to get in 4 5K runs in this week. I am not shooting for any particular time, just being consistant. David Goggins, Navy Seal and Ironman Triathlete stated that to be the best in either the SEALS or the Ironman, you have to be consistant not perfect. - my paraphrase.

I am in recovery so there is no sense in comparing what I am doing now with what I was doing last year... that was then, this is NOW and NOW is what we have to work with... This is what the Spark is all about, taking small steps and striving for consistancy. If I cant pull off a marathon, then I am determined to run my strongest half marathon to date. I will evaluate where I am really at training-wise and determine it then but I wont give up simply because of a challenge. not by a long shot, i want the woo hoo too much.
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    Way to look at it, Robert!
    1996 days ago
    Consistancy IS the key. I like that you are doing so many 5ks in a week. I may steal that idea and challenge GSartor to do it next week. Glad to hear you are taking care of yourself. Better to run a marathon next year when you are completely healthy than to try and run one when you aren't. :)
    1996 days ago
    well done on keeping up with it! emoticon
    1997 days ago
    I have great admiration for all that you have achieved and also for your attitude. More than that though, I think you are so brave to be accountable - that is one thing I am really not good at and unfortunately also the one thing that would probably help me achieve my goals more than anything else!

    Thank you for being an inspiration! emoticon
    1997 days ago
    Nicely said
    1997 days ago
  • v RIGBY31
    Love the kick-butt-get-out-there-and-do-it-b
    ecause-you-can attitude!
    1997 days ago
    Thanks for the new Mantra......Constitent, not Perfect!
    1997 days ago
  • v CELEST
    Your attitude is great....dont give up, just build up slowly again and the emoticon will come. In fact you get a emoticon right now for not quitting.
    1997 days ago
    and this exactly is why you are so successful!! i started the 28 day bootcamp. very first day theres jumping jacks. i am FORBIDDEN to do them with my knee. so instead of quitting i modified. i got through the entire week one, well day 7 i think my modifys were a bit off..i laid on the floor laughing hysterically flopping around like a fish on a dock. this fat lady cant keep legs straight up AND touch opposite toes AND remember to breath let alone do it in a maniacal laughing fit. But the point is i TRIED. and one of these weeks, i WILL be able to. And YOU are going to do..i see the determination and the "want to". Those are the only 2 tools you need to succeed!!
    I am right here cheering you on!!
    1997 days ago
    You are such an inspiration... thank you. You are making me put one foot in front of the other! You go!!!
    1997 days ago
    Amazing. Truly inspiring you are. Reading your blogs has made me very encouraged. Thank you for posting and being accountable. And you are right - we don't need to be perfect - we just need to be consistent - something I too am working on!
    Have a great day and a GREAT workout today!
    1997 days ago
    You're unstoppable!
    1997 days ago
  • v BAM0827
    Love the blog in so many ways. Consistency not perfection!!! Doing what we can do today, not yesterday or last year!!! Making a plan and sticking to it can be a reward in and of itself!

    Thanks for the good read this morning!
    1997 days ago
    I admore the runner in you ... I have always wanted to be that person, and so it is amazing to me when someone has a goal of 4-5K's a week!! That is amazing!!
    1997 days ago
    Outstanding job. Sticking to the training plan. You keep up the great work.... just be sure to follow the doc's advise. Feel better super soon!
    emoticon emoticon
    Have some hot tea :)
    1997 days ago
    That is GREAT...I know I wouldn't be running with any kind of bronchitis! I sure hope you are feeling better soon emoticon
    1997 days ago
  • v BRATTY_ME27
    I give you credit for even getting on the treadmill let alone running a 5K. Last time I was sick I barely got out of bed to eat let alone do anything else. Your courage inspires.
    1997 days ago
  • v DARLENEK04
    As long as you are trying to make improvements you are a winner.
    My daughter has stress induced asthma, so the breathing problems
    I can definitely relate too.

    Stay strong and determined...
    We are rooting you on ...
    1997 days ago
    what matter's is that your moving and your trying ..... I admire your determination!
    Finishing anything is an accomplishment! I'm rooting for you! emoticon
    1997 days ago
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