It was an absolute killer crawling out of bed at 5:45 this morning!
I ran 12.25 kms (7.61 m) after work yesterday, dodging kids on the sidewalk, a car driven by a little old lady who didn’t know that STOP means STOP, and last but not least, at the 10 k point, I tried to dodge a watermain break that gave me an excellent left foot soaker. Add in that I know I am coming down with something and I started to wonder if Murphy’s Law was going to screw up my 900 miles aspiration.
So back to 5:30 this AM.....and I know I have to make a decision....get er done this morning (even though I feel somewhat blah), or wait till tonight (I may be worse blah) or take a chance and go tomorrow (New Years Eve???...blah, blah, blah!!!). I said screw it and out the door I went with a kiss from the BOSS and a “Have a nice jog” comment.
Well, I am happy I went this morning. The pace was no great shakes but I accomplished my aspiration (I don’t like the word GOAL...even thought it is just a word). It may not have looked pretty:
But I put this shirt on with pride today as it was from my first ½ :
And the amazing thing, as soon as I posted my numbers this morning, the accolades started pouring in from the strangest places...amazing:
So wherever you are at this point in life, or to wherever you want to be in life, know this:
There is no magic pill (except for maybe Viagra and Cialis) in life. Everyday is a new challenge and a new hurdle. That’s just the way it is. I am damn proud of myself for sticking to my fitness regime even though I could have found excuses everyday for getting out of running, biking or even a walk.
I now look forward to 2011. I do not know what it will bring but I know I have a renewed confidence in myself and what I can accomplish if I set my mind to it.
Good Luck to All In 2011 J...shawn