Monday, February 4, 2008

Checking On Huey.

Tonight was another one of those nights when I had a hard time getting the motivation to get out the door. But thankfully I did. I decided to do some strength training tonight. (an area I really need to work on, but have lacked the enthusiasm for). I did 30 min of that and then moved over to the treadmill. I managed a nice Huey run 3.275 miles in 30.17 min.

Over the past months I have been very surprised by the days when I am not in the mood to exercise. I may not always get through that mental block, but when I do it is very rewarding.
One way I get myself through this is thinking about the other Team Voice members. My thoughts are not about letting anyone down. They are more in line with the poem that Kate wrote for Jonathan entitled "Will you run for me?" You can read it on Jonathan's blog here

When I stuggle I often ask myself, am I willing to run a mile for Rae? Jon? Kate? Deb? Byron? mgreene? Bryan? Jogger? and now I can even add Matt. The answer is yes. The reason is support. Sometimes our comments back and forth on these blogs can get detailed or be very brief. I value them all and I thank each of you for them. Without you guys I might still be sitting on the couch and turning into a potato. Now I am getting healthier each week and I have goals out there to reach for.

Daily Point range (24-29)
Today’s Points: 29
Flex Used This Week: 5/35
Exercise: Yes

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mgreene said...

You're right - sometimes my best training runs are the ones that I almost didn't do, because when I finish, I know that my mind was able to overcome my laziness. Especially when it's cold - I tell myself that there are not many other people out there doing what I am - I may be getting a leg up by doing it in these conditions.

Rae! said...

I agree. It is even harder when you have a really bad day at work and I know I will feel better once I get out there and get going,but to drag the rear out is the hard part.

Anonymous said...

I like to use joggerblogger as my source of inspiration. If I'm running and I need a boost to finish my targeted miles I think of him and I know that he could do it and then I know that I want to beat him. Strange? Maybe. But it has worked for me. Competition is very motivational. :-)

mgreene said...

Kate said, "Competition is very motivational."

FINALLY, someone who understands! I hear some of you talking about training just fast enough not to get swept! That shouldn't even be a consideration. Given the year you all have to train, a good half-marathon training program should get you you all well under the "sweeping" time. You just have to put in the miles - AND - make a lot of them quality miles.

caballerofan said...

Great comments guys. I couldn't agree more.
Perhaps in the days ahead we need to have some personal challenges along with the monthly ones.
I look back at the the Jon-a-thon last September and just wonder at how I did that. But you know what? Once we get good weather here again(hopefully soon)I am going that mileage point as a monthly goal.
(currently we are receiving 8-10" of the wonderful white stuff)
Oh, how I miss Florida...

Joggerblogger said...

Glad to know I've got to keep an eye on young Kate...

I know what you guys are getting at - there is no way i'd get my lazy a*s out of the door 6 days a week if it wasn't for everyone out there in cyberspace waiting to point a finger at me.

Keep it coming and keep on running - thanks to Kate I've got to.

DebWDW said...

Great point! I think forcing myself to "keep moving forward" when I've hit the wall and want to quit, is the most important part of my training right now!! Or at least equally important as the miles.