A lot of what holds me back at the gym is worrying about what other people think. I think about how sweaty and red faced I am after only 5 minutes minute on the treadmill and that I'm breathing like an 80 year old with emphysema. Well, both are true but why should I care? I'm there to work out and to push myself. Sometimes it isn't pretty but it's what it takes to make progress.
Tonight I told myself to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, but I was REALLY uncomfortable with it. The more I tried not to focus on my heavy breathing and wheezing, the more I thought I should just stop and walk.
Yes, I run slow, and yes, it isn't easy for me even at that pace, but I'm doing it. I got off the couch, laced up my sneaks and attempted to do something that doesn't come naturally. So there!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Got back into the groove today and did my sprints. My best was 0.25 miles at 10 mins/mi. I had to keep telling myself I could breathe later and I could anything for two and a half minutes. Not gonna lie, it was hard but I made it through. Tomorrow I go for a 2 mile run.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Time to get back on the bandwagon. I've been slacking for way too long and instead of making progress toward my goals I've gone backwards.
My "Everest" is the MORE Half Marathon in April. This year I did it in 2:50:18, 3 years ago it took 3:49:54. 2012's goal, 2:20.
I am officially in training once again. The half marathon is 5 months away and I have a lot of work to do, but I CAN do it.