Thursday, March 8, 2007

I Give

Ah Yes...Guilt.

The ultimate motivator!

I had decided that I was going to wait until tomorrow to do my 5 mile long run. But 10:00 PM rolled around and I decided that I just couldn't do it. So I gave in, donned my running shoes, and hopped on the treadmill to crank out the miles.

I did, however, blow the dust off my garmin and plug it in to charge. I have a feeling that the road is going to be calling my name tomorrow anyway, and I just might end up going out and running a few miles just for kicks. They upped the predicted temp to 50 degrees and it is supposed to be sunny, too. And we haven't had too many sunny days in these here parts lately!!

I am always astounded by the ability of the human body to adapt to the stresses that we put it under. When I started back 2 weeks ago, 2 miles about killed me. And I just ran 5 miles tonight and it felt great. I even managed to do it in a time that was 1 minute faster than I ran 4 miles a week ago.

We don't want to talk about how slow that time was, though!

Progress, people. It's all about the progress.


  1. And progress comes with one foot in front of the other.

    You're doing great. :) Hopefully you made it out today!

  2. awesome! good for you! i was hoping you'd get the miles done today rather than tomorrow!

    and if you want to see slow running, all you have to do is check out my splits...i am a tortoise!

  3. Good job on getting out there. That was a mental victory.

  4. good job! I'm not up to five miles yet so I'm very impressed! and on the treadmill too! (you couldn't possibly be slower than I am. unless you were going backwards.)

  5. Don't worry about how long it takes, just get in the distance. I don't think I've ever ran after 10:00pm...Now that's some gusto!

  6. Awesome! I hope I rebound that fast.

  7. I have a tendency to fall for that guilt as well.. especially when involving running! Way to get it done though! I am sure you felt great to get it done! Did you head out for a nice run on friday then?

  8. That's awesome! I love a run "just for kicks"!!!! Keep up the progress!!!

  9. Yes, it is all about incremental steps. Otherwise known as progress. Kudos to you for getting on the 'mill and cranking out the miles.