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Saturday, January 12, 2013

emoticon "Belief in oneself is often the best and wisest course."

emoticon That is the quote from my calendar today and it brought to mind one of the most profound speeches I have ever heard, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This is a small part that I think applies to weight loss, "Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. Nothing adds such dignity to character as the recognition of one's self -sovereignty..." (you can see the full text here: www.sscnet.ucla.edu/hist

This weekend is drill weekend. We were supposed to have PT outside today, but it got cold and we had other stuff going on.

emoticon It was funny but when I was on the treadmill the other night, running in my regular Asics traditional tennis shoes, I noticed I was kicking myself in the ankles. Mind you, these are really GREAT shoes... but I really didn't relish the idea of kicking myself while running... and noted that I did not do this in my toe tennies, not a single pair. But I can't wear toe tennies when in PT uniform, so yesterday I went in search of a pair of slightly more traditional tennies that were also considered to be minimalist to barefoot.

After 3 stores, I ended up finding a pair of Merrell Pace Gloves on sale on a clearance rack. I like these as much as I like any of my toe tennies. I can wear them interchangeably with my toe shoes. I tested them on the treadmill this evening... and they are excellent. I can't wait until it warms up enough so I can take them out for a spin, so to speak.

emoticon Tonight wasn't a full out run. I only managed 2.25 miles running, 3.1 miles total. Even though I was going for 4... I literally just ran out of gas today. I don't even know why since I ate a good dinner. But oh, well...

emoticon I have achieved my ongoing goal, to increase my endurance and distance. I managed 3.5 miles straight running on Thursday evening. I am happy with that. Once I have run another one of those, I will up it to 3.6 miles, I think.

emoticon Tonight's soundtrack:
Blood That Moves The Body (A-Ha)
Rumour Has It (Adele)
Glamorous Life (Sheila E)
Original Sin (INXS)
I'm Alright (Kenny Loggins) (great 6 mph song)
Ridin' With The Radio (Crystal Bowersox) (so is this one!)
Indian Fever (David Starfire)
Set Fire to the Rain (Adele)
Sajanji Vaari Vaari (Sunidhi Chauhan)

Oh well, need to be thinking about bed or something like it, gotta be up way freaking early in the morning again.
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  • COOP9002
    Sounds like you've got the right strategy in place. Thanks for sharing.
    1888 days ago
    Love the quote! I will read more about her. I sure admire your lifestyle. Thank you for serving our country.
    1888 days ago
    Love the Elizabeth Cady Stanton quote! Thanks so much for sharing!
    1888 days ago
    Someone once sent me a little wood ornament that said "Believe" and it's been on my fridge ever since to remind myself to do just that... how apropos to read this on that "someones" page! emoticon

    Always believe...in yourself and in the goodness of others. It makes life more better.
    1888 days ago
    So on ONE day, you didn't meet ONE goal. So what? You rock!!!
    1889 days ago
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