Goal Exceeded :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

So, I had set a goal of jogging for a 1/2 mile stretch by the end of this week. I also signed up for an early morning boot camp daily - the first 3 weeks of November. Figured I might as well make myself get up earlier now, since I'll have to soon.

So this morning I got up @ 5am. Really! Did not reset the alarm for 6... Stretched and then got on the treadmill and warmed up with walking for a few minutes. Then started to jog at 4.7 mph. Hey, its slow but was still jogging! Tried not to think about time or distance, just kepg moving my feet. Got to .5 miles but kept going. Ultimately reached 3/4 miles! Then slowed back to a walk.

Of course this means that next time I must do at least 3/4 miles...
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    Well done
    3669 days ago
    Well, I think you did GREAT but ... I have to put my two cents in here.

    1 - Getting up early is always great. Once you get used to it you'll never want to sleep late again. It's preached in every "success" book you'll ever read. You get a jump start on everyone else. You get some quiet time to manage the mail or email etc. You get to see the sun rise and greet the day with energy. If I get up after the sun I feel like I've wasted half the day.

    2 - You don't have to do the 3/4 mile the very next time. I understand the drive to do so but pushing too hard/fast is how people commonly get injured. I don't know your capacity or state of health but I encourage you to take it slow and steady ... ensure you don't get set back a couple of weeks or months from an injury.

    Again -- WAY TO GO on exceeding your goal -- you ROCK!!
    3669 days ago
    Awesome! Sounds like you are doing very well with your fitness! Keep up the GREAT work!
    3669 days ago
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