Thursday, January 12, 2012
Today, I did nothing. Literally. I didn't even go outside my house. I've been recovering from the run i went on two days ago when I blogged last. I gave myself a nice pep talk about doing new things and making this year the year that I make positive changes and blah blah blah. Well, I went and did something new. I ran 7 miles without stopping. Then I had an asthma attack. Luckily, I always have my inhaler on me when I'm exercising because asthma's a bitch. So, I recovered from that, but then it took me a bit more time to recover fully, so I've been taking it easy since. Perhaps too easy. Regardless, it's sparked a thought. Perhaps it's not the quantity of miles you run, it's the quality of the miles you run, that makes you a better runner. So, I've knocked myself down a few pegs from my previous "aspiring half-marathon runner" status and now I'm resuming "I'd like to run a 5k in under 30 minutes" status. I think I'll start tomorrow, since it's dark out now and I've missed my window of opportunity to leave the house.
So, one more lesson that 2012 has taught me. Quality, not quantity. Don't try to do too much at a time. Challenges are good, but it's possible to have too much of a good thing. Realistic sometimes outweighs optimistic. Okay, you get the point.
If you're reading this, you're probably the only one who is and I hope you heed my warning. Set reasonable goals for yourself. You'll feel great about accomplishing them.
That is all. Thanks for reading!