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High School Track

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I just want to say how much I appreciate all the kind words from my Spark Friends these last few days. Sparkpeople are the best! I'm really glad to be here. emoticon

I usually do my C25K on the canal: I hate the treadmill and running on dirt just seem so much softer than on cement/asphalt. Also there's the solitude and the 'nature' aspect to it. But the canal is under renovations and closed til February, and even tho I technically could still go on it, the stench is atrocious as they have it empty of water and are dredging up the mud, ugh!

So after a couple of wonky attempts to find other solutions, (in the neighborhood, not so much) at the park (park=dogs, i just bought brand new shoes, thankfully did not have any mishaps) I tried the HS Track. The lights were off and I thought it might be locked, but nope open to the public and there were a few brave souls already there trudging around in the darkness. It was PERFECT! I love, love love it. I might never go back to the canal after they finish. Well that's not true. The HS is far enough away that I have to drive-unless I plan on being gone an hour and half and I just dont have that time; the canal I walk to on my warmup for C25K.

I actually went a little harder than I usually do, and did W3 D1. YAY! I used to feel dumb being proud of myself for such an accomplishment is the shadow of my SP Friends who are running half marathons every other week. But I heard a great quote on a SP blog, dont know who said it, but it stuck with me: "Comparison is the thief of joy."

So- just for today, I will not compare myself to others but be proud of my accomplishments for themselves. I forget about those just for today's but they really help. Need to work on that.

I noticed earlier that I was feeling happier, back to my chipper self here at work. That's usually how it runs its course; any time I have a fallout with the spouse, it takes about a week for me to get back to myself. I have had these episodes completely derail my SP program before, so I'm really glad that I stuck with it. I cant stress enough how much the support has helped. It works when you work it as they say. Thanks guys! emoticon
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LILMISSRED79 11/16/2013 2:35PM

    This is awesome! I love that you not only kept going and didn't give up when your favorite running spot was closed down, you're making amazing progress! (Both with your running and with being able to celebrate your achievements)

You inspire me!

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MEMKEEPR 11/15/2013 5:40PM

    emoticon emoticon Good job of finding an alternative to the canal and keeping on "track". Yep, bad pun!

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CIPHER1971 11/14/2013 4:47PM

    Way to go.

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STRONGMOMMA2014 11/14/2013 2:35PM

    HOORAY! Great job! I am proud of you and happy for you!!! Keep at it! You've got this!

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