Friday, February 19, 2010

Running and Goal Setting

Can I just start by saying that although it has only been 2 days, I am LOVING setting these 5 goals for myself each day.  Thanks Jess.  I am actually doing things I would normally blow off (hence the hugely backed up pile of laundry) and at the end of the day I am really feeling as though I have accomplished something.  I like that feeling.

So on to last nights walk.  I was tired come 5pm and couldn't really be bothered, but I had actually planned ahead and brought my sneakers to work with me.  I knew if I went home first that would be the end of me.  Plus if I walk from here I can go to the footy oval and spend my half hour perving at the lovely footy men training.  LOL.

Off I went.  I get to the oval.  No footy men.  :o(  Oh well, I was there.  I was actually walking at a pretty decent pace (for me) so that was good.  I headed out with no intention of running since it has been so long but after a while I decided to try for 30 seconds.  I ended up doing 2 x 90 second runs.  I am getting about 200m in those 90 seconds so it is not painfully slow, which is good.  I felt good after, but it was interesting that it was my lungs that couldn't cope before my legs.  Which means lots more riding to build up that cardio fitness.

This morning on my ride to work, I actually felt strong for the first time in who knows how long.  The ride was easy.  My legs felt strong and in control.  I sat tall rather than hunched over.  I like this feeling.  I want more of this feeling.  And I know the only way to get there is to keep working damn hard, to drink my water, to eat healthy whole foods, and to remain focussed.  Mothers Day Classic 4km run- here I come!

Daily Goals
1)  Drink my water
2)  Stick to my eating plan
3)  Ride to drop off the Guide Hall keys instead of drive
4)  Tidy up the living room
5)  More knitting



Ellen said...

Well done for taking the first steps :)

Shame there were no men to watch, but maybe it was a blessing in disguise.

Anonymous said...

Well done! The first few runs/rides are always the worst! Everything from there is an improvement xoxox

Anonymous said...

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.............................................