Friday, December 18, 2009

Jogging to stand still

Quote du jour:
You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.- Steve Prefontaine

A sign that I'm getting old. No matter how much I exercise, it seems like all I'm doing, at best, is to maintain where I already am. I don't know if this is just a passing mood or a message from my subconscious telling me that I need to change something. All I know to do is to write it down, and come back to this in a couple weeks, see if I really have been improving albeit at a snail's pace.

Exercise du jour:Day 3 Week 4 of the C25K

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

* Jog 3 minutes
* Walk 90 seconds
* Jog 5 minutes
* Walk 2-1/2 minutes
* Jog 3 minutes
* Walk 90 seconds
* Jog 5 minutes

Done! I am so grateful that German Shepherds are a loyal breed. Tanji will never tell how I trudged my way through this session. Words like "pathetic" and "loser" will not be uttered. At least, not by the dog.
Also, 60 minutes walking.


McB said...

Ahem. You are wanted over at the other place.

JavaChick said...

It's hard to tell sometimes. I started trying to run again back in...September? I think it was around the end of September. Things seemed to be going really good for a while, then in the past few weeks it's been feeling like I'm going backwards. Maybe from trying too much to fast?

Anyway, keep at it. I'm sure that it does just take time and patience. That's what I keep telling myself anyway.

And good luck with the 5K. I'm pretty sure the world won't come to an end if you have to walk a little bit.

Gigi said...

There's not much you can change about getting older ....but at least you're still challenging yourself with things like a 5K. Go get 'em!

messymimi said...

I feel the same way -- like I am running to stand still, the way Alice and the Queen did in Through the Looking-Glass.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Maybe it's the time of year? Seems to be a LOT of the running-in-place thing going around. But just think how far ahead you are of all those who are sinkng into slothfulness and holiday gluttony. I suspect if you hang in there, things will get better when you least expect it!