Friday, May 03, 2013
I was depressed.
I was out of shape.
I didn't want to get out of bed.
I had no motivation.
I just didn't want to do anything
I workout 6 days a week to prep for my next half marathon. Wow a half marathon..and my 2nd one too! If you would have told me last year that I would be training for my second, I would have said what are you smoking and can you share? So June 2nd I will be hopefully killing my finish time by 20 mins.
I started a running group at work... A WHAT??? ME? Again last year if you would have told me that I was going to start a running group, I would have checked your head.
It started when a co-worker asked me to teach her how to run. I showed her the basics and then it took off from there. I watched as she huffed and puffed through her first mile like I did. Now she can run almost 2 miles without stopping. She then asked if she could bring a friend..one thing led to another and I now have 10 people that run at different times throughout the week. The group runs 2-3 times a week..some together some solo. I have beginners from time to time who have heard about the group and want to join. So in order to give them more information, I send them links to SparkPeople videos or Runner World videos for better stretching, form, etc. I try to give a pep talk after each session and they actually applaud me and thank me. I calmly tell them that they are the ones running...I am just pushing them to strive for more.
Now they want to run the next San Jose half marathon in October. I am so proud.
So life is good..work is stressful but hey its not called work for nothing. The workout schedule keeps my stress down.
No matter how slow you run, you are lapping the person on the couch.