Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends,Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends....(The Beatles)

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:

I would also like to thank some friends of mine that helped out along the way:

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


Kovas Palubinskas said...

What an active imagination - you forgot Ritalin though. Hope you have lots of nice jogs in 2011.

Lee said...

That was great Shawn! The post and of course reaching your aspiration. Woot! Woot!
I like that - There is no magic pill in life, Everyday is a challenge and a new hurdle. That's just the way it is! Very well said!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Congrats on the 900 Shawn!!!!

Raegun said...

The accolades are well deserved. Way to go Shawn! What will 2011 bring for you? 1250? 1500?

Chris K said...

You ARE awsome. Even for a Raiders fan. BTW, Raiders Fan? I didn't know that you were a Gangsta.

Jamoosh said...

It looks like all the big stars beat me to the punch. Regardless, congratulations on a successful running campaign in 2010!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the comment! Oh-this is a funny blog! I laughed out loud at least 3 times!! Photo captions-awesome!! Congrats on 2010 and hope 2011 is even better for you. Happy New Year!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

There's no magic pill??? What are these multicolored things I'm taking every day with an M&M stamp on them? Huh? They're strictly medicinal, I tell ya!

Happy New Year!!