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To run/walk with it

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I have been having a lot of difficulty getting in even 10 minutes of exercise daily. I blame the drearyweather, cold & rain. I complain of a lack of energy & motivation. I complain that I don't have an exercise companion. All this from someone who has a gym membership, but is afraid that the gym will be too crowded.

On Christmas Eve some friends at church that organize a training group for the 1/2 marathon in town asked me to join them in it this year. (I actually rained & walked it last in 2006.) Before the service, I was resistant to the idea, even though pastor had talked to me a couple weeks before to encourage me to participate. After thinking about it for about 12 hours, I did email the training couple & told them I would consider training with them this year.

BUT then the excusses also started to come to mind. I don't have that much time to commit to walking. The group always eats out after each training walk. I coud never complete their 1st training walk of 6 miles. I know that the couple nor anyone else in the group would push me to do more than I could. I am more likely to do that. I have pretty much decided to train with them this year with th hopes of walking the 1/2 marathon next year.
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    I have to start getting off my ass and do it too. I have every excuse in the book. Im gonna start by walking around the block a few times. Maybe mall walking because im so newsy and just got to see something to keep my mind going. So I will be in your corner cheering you on. You can do it. emoticon
    1907 days ago
  • DR1939
    If the 6 miles seems too long, arrange to meet them at some later point in the walk. You can work your way toward the goal. emoticon
    1907 days ago
  • SANDYJ1946
    Good for you. emoticon
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  • ZRIE014
    you can start out with walking, then move on to walking & running, then running & walking and finally running all the time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1907 days ago
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