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It's About Perspective

Friday, April 20, 2012

Today I didn't want to do Day 2 of Week 3. It was drizzling and cold out, and I didn't want to go out in that. Of course, I reminded myself, "You can quit in five minute if you really want to," so I went out and (of course) didn't quit after five minutes. I was grumbling to myself, thinking "Why can't I just have a treadmill? Even one in the gross basement? Why can't I just have a gym membership? Why why why oh woe is me this sucks I don't wanna blahblahblah" . . .but doing it anyway. Only thirty minutes for the 5k training plus some extra for warm up and cool down. About a half hour out of the 16 or so I'm awake is not very much. Just do it and get it over with.

Part of the way through, I realized nobody was around. . . probably because it's so crummy out.

Got to the parking lot. . . Nobody was parked there.

Whoo hoo! Drizzling, cold days aren't for complaining about. They're a break from having to worry about other people seeing my butt jiggle while I run! Ha. Also, no need for sunglasses which are kind of annoying to wear while running. So, hey, there are reasons to look forward to gloomy day walks/runs.

Oh, and as for the actual intervals, they were awesome! I actually did a great job and even easily ran an extra minute for the last one just to see how it would be.

. . .so, of course, I'm looking forward to Sunday, the next 5k training day.

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    Nice job!

    I can't tell you how many days I try to talk myself out of biking to work, how many justifications I can dream up in like a minute. LOL And soooo many days, I positively slog through the first two miles. But after that, my adrenaline kicks in and I think "Train? No way!" and start to pedal a little harder emoticon even though every single day this YEAR I have thought to myself, "When is this wind ever gonna leave me alone?" Ha! I live in Chicago. emoticon

    Anyway, emoticon
    1645 days ago
    Good for you! emoticon

    And about that treadmill idea? If I were you, I'd stick to the track, road or trail. My experience has been that I can run waaaay farther on a treadmill than I can on an actual road -- so if you train on a treadmill for a 5K on a road, you may not be able to go as fast or as fast as you thought you could!

    Running outside sucks when the weather's bad, but I'd rather have to run in the rain or slightly tweak my run days for weather than run on a treadmill and have a rude awakening!
    1649 days ago
    Great job completing the whole thing. The hardest thing to do is start, once you do that its easy to keep going!
    1649 days ago
    Keep it up. It pays off.
    1649 days ago
    I am going through this 5K training as well (on week 2) and I understand those days of not wanting to, but being so proud of myself after I do. Keep running and know that you are doing this to better YOU! You can do!
    1649 days ago
  • NANAW12001
    Good for you. keep it up and you will do great.
    1649 days ago
  • FARRAH511
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    1649 days ago
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