“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Put Myself First!

Yes, I have a ton of stuff going on right now, most of which I usually put before my own needs.  Not so today!  Knowing I had a 4 mile run scheduled on Thursday, I planned my week out so I could leave the office at a reasonable hour to go home and run this evening.  Others on my team claimed various personal conflicts throughout the week as reasons why they needed to leave "early."  So, as I departed the office today with others still working, I felt slightly guilty, but reminded myself that my personal life is just as important as theirs, and I had put in my time when they were gone.  My training is a constant right now - there's no slipping up for me, for fear of relapse and going into January unprepared again.  So I did it - I left.  I got my run in (plus many other errands I'd been postponing all week), and I feel great!

Today's stats:
  • 10 min warm-up walk
  • 4 mi run; 0:55:43 min; 13:56 min/mi

1 comment:

  1. Great job! It's tough to balance everything, and training is definitely a necessity right now! I was actually going through my schedule trying to figure out the days I have to run before or after work, and if I might actually have to go into work a little later during the longer runs. No slipping up!