Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Last night I had a 5 mile tempo run on the training plan. Warm up and then 3 miles at 12:25 and cool down. It was a late workout as I didn't start until a little after 8PM, but it allowed me to watch How I Met Your Mother, while Biggest Loser queued up on the DVR. The plan was to do the best I could as I know the my ankle was still a little sore but just keep pushing.  It was a tough run and I had to work for it. I switched over to Biggest Loser sometime after mile two. I tend to skip through a bunch of the whining the contests due, but one part really hit home for me. I had taken a break to stretch shortly after mile 3 when Dolvett was talking to one of the contestants and said "When you begin to love your actions, you begin to love yourself". It was one of those moments where you look at yourself and think. It hit me that while I could give up at 3 miles, I could also push through and finish the last 2 that my plan called for. I wasn't hurting and 3 miles is great, why not finish what I started. I have always had a hard time with being proud of what I accomplish, I brush it off like anyone can do it - its not a big deal. I need to remember to love my actions.  In the end I finished my 5 miles and I know, if it hurts to touch it - don't touch it.

This morning I got up at 4:45 to head to Spin class, always a difficult transition late night run to early morning Spin.  As I was getting ready I picked up my training plan and realized the 5 miles I ran yesterday was only supposed to be 2, and the 2 I ran Monday was supposed to be Tuesday. Whoops! That is what happens when I don't write out  my entire week in advance. Oh well, the 5 miler was actually scheduled for Thursday.  Now I just have to figure out what to put in its place.

I think my Spin instructor tired to kill us this morning he had has doing a hill race to this song! It was a bit intense for early in the morning.

What are you listening to? Any song a "must" when  you workout?


  1. I don't watch Biggest Loser, but I have read two blogs today with that quote! And what an Awesome Quote! Good job finishing your run!

  2. Great quote! And even though a lot of people do the same things that you do, it doesn't make it any less rewarding! Good for you for going to spin after a late night work out! That's tough!

  3. I discovered this morning while I was struggling through 8 miles, that I really need to put music back into my running routine. I was SO BORED.

  4. I find Dolvett very motivating too! I hope he sticks around for more than one season. Good job on the back-to-back tough workouts.

  5. Apparently I have got to find time to catch up on that episode tomorrow. Great quote!