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The difference between yesterday and today...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Yesterday, during lunch, I finished my class work and planned a night of jogging and strength training. By the time I got home, 7:30 pm, I was cold and hungry. Since I spent most of the weekend working on homework, I didn't have anything cooked. I took the dog on a quick walk and ran back inside. It was TOO COLD and I don't have appropriate cold weather clothes because I live in Phoenix, where it is always hot. I basically talked myself out of going to the gym because it was cold and I just wanted to curl up on the couch.

TODAY, I came home, late as usual, but I put on LOTS of layers and gloves on and took the dog for his walk. I had my good running shoes on and had good music going...and I started to jog. And I jogged and I jogged! What??!! It felt really good! There is a parking lot next to my apartments and I am certain they have me on camera…jogging back and forth. Riley started to slow down (slacker) so I dropped him off and got back out there.

I jogged for what I thought was 3 minutes and then walked for 1. (This week I was suppose to jog 3 min walk 1 for 7 times.) I did 4 sets of run/walk and then…I just kept jogging…all…the…way…home!! YAY! I tracked it on the fitness tracker and I ran/jogged for 1.5 miles. I only jogged about a 15 min mile, which is really slow, but I did IT!

The difference between what you did yesterday and what you do today can be amazing. Don't let one day dictate what you believe you can achieve! 1.5 miles today and who knows how far tomorrow!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMSMILEY88 1/14/2014 10:36PM

    That is wonderful news! And exciting! I remember when I was first learning to run (3.5 years ago) and doing the couch to 5K. I always ran about a 15 min mile, too. And, each little bit was SO HARD!!! But, I kept at it... and I have since ran an entire half marathon while only walking through water breaks! (well, after the first two miles)

You are tempting me to run again! I haven't been running because of a foot issue. I need to get it looked at (again). I really love to run!!

Keep at it! You are doing terrific!!

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CLAIRESGG 12/11/2013 2:54PM

    Way to GO!! You are doing great.

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FINCHFEEDER80 12/11/2013 9:13AM

    emoticon GREAT JOB!! Keep up the great work!!

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STRONGNFIERCE 12/11/2013 7:12AM

    That's awesome Amy! Good for you! Keep up the awesome work!

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SPEEDYDOG 12/11/2013 7:00AM


Congratulations! Back in the day, I read a book that stated that any pace slower that 8 minutes per mile was jogging. Of course, an 8 min/mile is a ridiculous fast pace for "jogging". The point is that if, for just an instant, you have both feet off the ground, you are running!

It is very nice to find out that your drive for fitness is working in ways you did not expect.

Very cool!


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DFOLKARD 12/11/2013 6:20AM

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STEPH-KNEE 12/11/2013 1:38AM

    You are awesome, great job!! emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 12/11/2013 1:24AM

  it's all in what you are prepared to do.

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ZRIE014 12/11/2013 12:35AM

  keep it up

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LSWEETING63 12/11/2013 12:20AM

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