June 14, 2012
So, I have this problem. Well, maybe its not a problem, just a "trait" that I have never been able to prevent from rearing its head in these types of situations. Basically I have an issue not accepting any challenge that is put in front of me.
When presented with the challenge directly I clearly wouldnt be able to decline, but thats an obvious one. When presented with someone telling me there something I "cant" do, well right away I have to prove them wrong, or at least work as hard as I can to convince them that THEY are wrong. That too is a pretty obvious instance, knowing my personality.
Finally there is the "tricky" situation where I see something that is challenging, or hear about something that is challenging that I have the ability or opportunity to complete and its almost like I get hooked on said "thing" and cant let it go. I have to complete it, almost like I have presented this to myself as a challenge and I have to prove to myself that it will happen, that I am strong enough, fast enough, whatever it may be... and I can do it. I can do anything I set out to do right?
My cousin is getting married in November. I am really excited to head to PA to visit my family and see she and her fiance get hitched over Thanksgiving weekend. I was a little bummed when I realized that I wasnt going to be able to complete the Turkey Trot... that was my big "you wont do it" moment last year. Well to my surprise she posted something on her FB page about a race they hold yearly in the town she grew up in...
Yepper... now I am training for a race. A much longer race than I have done in a long time!! Hey, if I can do 5, than I can do 9 right??
I decided that I just have to learn a good mile pace and stick with it for the entirety of the race. I know I will fall back on the hills, but I can do this! So tonight and as often as I can I will be working on my running. I started tonight with a mile. I kept a good pace though I really want to slow my pace a little more so I can keep my breath through the whole race. Not sure this is the "correct" way to train, but I feel like I am heading in the right direction.
Every step forward is a step in the right direction!
- 5 Pushups
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 20 Lunges
2 Minute Shoulder Opener
Mile Run (7:56)
5 X 30 Double Unders (unbroken)