“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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sick or Not Sick? That is the Question...

My throat and head hurt, my nose is runny, and I'm dragging a**.  I saw my brother, who had a really bad cold, this weekend, so I'm scared I'm getting what he had.  As a pre-emptive strike, I'm practically O.D.-ing on Vitamin C and Zinc, and I'm chugging airborne and popping throat lozenges like there's no tomorrow...I have entirely too much going on to get sick right now!  We did 5 miles on Saturday after the game, which I was pleased with (even for a treadmill time!).  I did run on the treadmill tonight, but took it a little easier just so I don't wear myself down, especially since I'm still working late and have to be on top of my game.
Today's stats:
  • 10min warm-up walk
  • 3mi run; 0:43:40min; 14:33min/mi