Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 is rolling!

Yeah we are 5 days in to 2012, but it has been a great 5 days! I have ate well and exercised well on all 5 days. I am pretty happy with myself at the moment. I am running a 5k this Saturday that I am worried I will not do well in. I got sick the last week of 2011 and did not get myself in good running shape. I had some weird sinus thing that wound up making me have to get a shot that cost $168 and a high powered antibiotic and a thing I stick in my nose and squirt to get my sinus cavities all cleared. So when I was trying to run, I would literally feel like I was going to faceplant the whole time. So I have been trying to ramp up my running a litle at a time this week and not being too happy with my endurance. My plan for the week was to do good cardio Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and go light today, then take tommorrow off to rest my legs. I got to the gym today and I honestly and truly had every intention of walking on the treadmill. And I did start off walking. But there is just some weird thing in me now. If I am not walking with Kathy, I can't just walk for exercise anymore. I HAVE to run. It is not even optional now. So I said ok, I will run for a mile. Well the mile got there, and I was feeling pretty good, so I said ok, I will finish this song running. And the song finished and I was at like 1. 88 miles. So I said ok, how about I get up to 2 miles then stop. Then two miles came and there was a good song on that had me all pumped up, so I said ok after this song. But then it was 2.3 miles I had gone, so I said it would be stupid not to get to 2.5 miles since I am so close. Long story short, this trend kept up until I hit the 3 mile mark. I have to admit, I am in awe of how much different my mind set is now than it was on July 17, 2010. I would have used every excuse I could to get off that treadmill then, and today, I used every excuse I could to stay on it! That is good good stuff folks.


3 comments:

  1. What a great attitude, your positivity just shines through. Be good to yourself with the running and the race - don't push too hard. Faceplanting and getting trampled = not cool. happy New Year, Shane!!! Make 2012 YOUR year! :)

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  2. So I guess my first question is, what were the songs? I need some of your motivation. ;-)

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  3. Yeah, you need to tell us what the song was. Keep at it buddy!

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