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Just run for 5 minutes...

Monday, August 06, 2012

Please see the humor in this: Bless me father, for it has been 3 weeks since my last triathlon. That's the traditional way to start a Catholic confession. I was out of town for 10 of those 21 days. I haven't been vigorously working out, getting a couple "strong workouts" in each week. Yesterday was a classic "I don't feel like doing anything" day. I scraped wallpaper for 2 hours as my workout. Today, I got ready to run, ignoring the "I don't wanna, what if I get hurt and have all this work to finish on the house". I walked my warmup. I told myself I'd run 5 mins. Which was halfway along a block. OK, I can finish this block. Not too much farther to our street, and that should be about 1 mile. Kept going. Checked the mapmyrun app on my phone. 0.86 miles. I'll go until I get to 1 mile. Realized the phone wasn't updating, but, shoot, I'm almost to the end of the street. OK, now , it's 21 mins. I can probably keep going to 30 mins, possibly push it to 2 miles, which should be 32 mins or so. At 27 mins, my dog just stopped running. I clicked my tongue, trying to urge her along. Nope. So, we walked the rest of the way home. Both the dog and I are rebuilding back to our tri conditioning.
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  • OPTIMIST1948
    Amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it. Great job!
    2448 days ago
    2448 days ago
    My hat is off to you for getting out the door and just doing it! emoticon I have slacked on my running so much this summer (insert one of several excuses here ;-) !!) , and now I'm really feeling how much ground I've lost. However, I am going to just get on with it and push forward!!
    2448 days ago
    I know those days, but you still made yourself go and that is good. And you even had a friend to walk with (doggie? sorry I forgot her name) But 1 thing don't you love electronics, when you need them, then they don't want to work! But again good job getting out even when your body wasn't sure! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2448 days ago
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