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.
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!