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Progress


Saturday, January 26, 2013

As I wrote before, I am "investing in my commitment" to start running again. It has been a few days since I've started on this new adventure, but I find myself making progress.

I signed up for another 5K...it is the Firefly 5K that I mentioned in my previous blog. I had wanted to sign up for it when I saw a Groupon for it and asked my coworker, who is also running races this year, if she would run it with me. She said she had run it before in the past and they ran out of water. In June. In Texas. Yikes. She said she wondered if it was better organized now, but that she would ask around to see. I went back online to check out the Groupon because I was still kind of interested (it's being held in March this year, so if they run out of water, not as big of a deal) and it was SOLD OUT. Boooooo.

So a few days later, after I had connected with my other friend and we decided to run 5Ks together and signed up for the Vampire 5K in April through a Living Social deal, I got an e-mail from Living Social for the Firefly 5K deal! HOORAY! I immediately texted my friend to tell her and we got the deal!! $20 for the registration....another investment!! And another one I'm pretty excited about!

I decided my coworker is kind of a "race snob." Her reaction to running the Firefly 5K again is based on a legitimate experience that she had, I'm sure, but I just felt like they way she snubbed it was, well, kinda weird. I'm actually really looking forward to having fun with my other friends at that race...I even checked out the glow sticks at Party City today and made a mental note to go get some extras for our run!! FUN!

I need to get new headphones, too. I use my BlackBerry when I run, and right now I have the ear buds that just stick in your ear holes and they're not my favorite. I prefer these certain headphones that I've gotten at Walmart in the past, and i just want to get those again. That is on my To Do list.

Today I finished the first week of the Couch 2 5K program. That felt good. I've stayed on track doing a workout for the program every other day. Today I wasn't feeling very motivated and kept trying to talk myself into why NOT doing it today would be okay. I had two things to do today: 1. go to the grocery store and 2. do my C25K workout. So I woke up at 9 a.m. (that is LATE for me), had a cup of coffee and watched the last episode of a Mad Men DVD with the hubs. I decided, I'm going to go get the grocery shopping over with. I'm all about "getting it over with," so I headed out and busted out the grocery and another errand - at Party City - where I looked at glow sticks! LOL Anyways, I got home and didn't feel like getting my "wog" over with. It was kinda chilly outside. I just ate lunch. I can do it tomorrow. Sigh. The hubs and I started watching some stuff on the DVR, and then his sister called. When she calls, they talk FOREVER. So I paused the TV and just sat there. Checked Facebook. Checked Twitter. Checked SparkPeople. Then I checked Pintrest. While on Pintrest, I looked up some motivational quotes and searched some running pins and I saw one that caught my eye:

No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.

Um, HELLO. I was on the couch! So I got up, got ready, and got my wog on!!

And that is how I continue to make progress.
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 1/29/2013 1:26PM

    Way to go! I've been such a couch bum lately and it's SO bad!

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SEATTLESIMS 1/28/2013 4:33PM

    YES! Pintrest fitness page always helps pump me up!
Keep with it, sounds like you've made some good purchase/race plans!


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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 1/28/2013 11:46AM

    Way to go! our 5k is on Saturday and we've done exactly one training session, lol!

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BEATLETOT 1/26/2013 11:58PM

    Yay!!! You are awesome! You're going to rock 2013!!!

I got my 30 in, too, even though I'm here without any equipment.

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CARLYG8 1/26/2013 9:30PM

    Yay you! I have learned that the second you make something...like exercising...negotiable in your mind, then it is negotiable, and you will talk yourself right out of it. We have to keep the mindset that it is not negotiable. Once we tell ourselves that, then it does become non-negotiable, and we stop all the internal dialogue crap. Funny how the mind works, huh? Good job!!!
emoticon YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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RUTHXG 1/26/2013 5:22PM

    Way to pull it together when it looked like you wouldn't! And those races will be TONS of fun! emoticon

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