Sunday, December 13, 2009

Do I need inspiration before I get perspiration?


So... if I buy the left shoe, I get the matching right shoe for free? Gosh!

Yes, I'm procrastinating by focusing on silly ads rather than concentrating on becoming a thinner, fitter Merry who's going to take over the world.

I'm getting there.

Or I will get there, eventually.

Cold grey day, no incentive to exercise. But so what? I don't need to want to exercise, I just need to get it done.

Quote du jour:
For the novice runner, I'd say to give yourself at least 2 months of
consistently running several times a week at a conversational pace
before deciding whether you want to stick with it. Consistency is the
most important aspect of training at this point.
Frank Shorter

Exercise du jour: Week 4 of the C25K

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
* Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
* Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
* Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
* Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

Done! I've said it before, but some things bear repeating:
1. I did NOT want to work out today.
2. I worked out anyway.
3. I feel pretty darn good right now. Life looks better after a workout.

4 comments:

messymimi said...

Motivation Follows Action.

Always has, always will.

So easy to say, so hard to do.

Congratulations!

Tricia said...

I always just tell myself, "Ok, you can run for 5 minutes if you want to quit after that then you can." So far I haven't quit.:)

TexNYQueen said...

You are so right. Life does look better following a workout. My arms still hurt from shadow boxing on Saturday (it's now Monday). The bright side to the pain - I will have muscles on top of muscles, or at the very least a set of guns worthy of First Lady mention!

Heather said...

I did couch to 5k this summer and loved it! Well, I love that I did it even if I wasn't absolutely loving it at the time. I was amazed that it could teach a total nonrunner like me how to get in shape and run (slowly) for 30 minutes. Good luck with the program.