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Tired

Ugh…conference all day. But my 3 miler this morning was awesome. 5k tomorrow then a rest day!

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Day 2, first run

ahhh the fumes from the icy hot all over my body is burning my eyes! 😦 #halfmarathon

Probably should have gone for that 3m run BEFORE work instead of after work…my body is killing me 😦 Gots ta see tha ortho 😦 Old bones, old bones 😦

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Tomorrow is the day!

OMG! Tomorrow starts DAY 1 of the Half Marathon training schedule! I’m already on running overload! The first day is to “Stretch & Strengthen”…so, naturally, I asked my good friend Mr. Google, WTF that meant. Holy hell is there a lot of information out there! While I’ll be following this training plan, I think I’ll also be following the strength and workout videos here because they have videos that you can just play, and workout along to with motivation and timing etc, although there is a good core workout this guy calls his “standard core routine” which looks not boring enough to do a few times a week. I THINK i’ll follow the warm-up here  and here before my runs because they look short and useful, only adding maybe 15 minutes onto the run time. 

If I’m going to do this thing, I might as well do it right! Any and all suggestions are welcome. I’m kind of excited and shit scared at the same time! While the total schedule looked daunting…it also looked completely manageable. The biggest thing is going to be to keep motivated, and to make sure that I DO DO each and every workout as close to the day stated as possible. I feel that once I start veering off for this reason or another, things are just going to get out of whack. It’s not like you can double up, and hope for the best…

Wish me luck! 😀

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Anger

So angry right now…but I’m deep breathing…thinking about the work that I am doing on myself. Thanking myself for making a proactive change in my life. Thanking the friends that I haven’t alienated. Thanking my peers for supporting me…a real update to follow tonight.

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Er…How Do I Use This Thing?

Y’all need to go here: http://yourlighterside.com/

 

I’ll figure out at some point how to get a widget or link or something on here. But this page is fantastic. So many recipe options. As with everything else…moderation. Y’all don’t need bacon on everything, but it’s nice. Alternatively, turkey bacon, tofurkey bacon…all those things help. If you ❤ veggies and meat and all things low carb, that site is for you!

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The Power of Positive Peer Pressure – P4

Well, talk about the power of positive peer pressure! I told everybody that I was going to write this blog…and after spending 45 minutes writing the first post, and seemingly publicly posting it, I refresh only to find it disappeared. So NOW, I’m going to re-write my first post, albeit in a bit more of a succinct manner.

Here’s the rundown: Me and 2 of my best friends (my 2 best friends and I?!), are going to run the Boston Run to Remember Half Marathon on 26 May. AND I’m going to lose 20lbs. So what? I HATE RUNNING! But, unfortunately, it’s good for you. I know it is…so I know that I should keep doing it. But we have now all registered for the race, and I don’t wanna look like a fool (nor do I want to be out $70), so I need to train for it and not give up. I figure, by publicly making an ass of myself…wait, I mean…publicly declaring my goals and intentions, I’ll be shamed/positively pressured into following through with my goals. Furthermore, if I do it, my other 2 friends sure as hell better too!

Now, I had a lot of cool information regarding the psychology behind public declarations of goals/intentions. The research falls one way – public declarations don’t work (see New Year’s Resolutions), while public opinion falls the other. If you’re interested in some reading, check this out, while there is also a cool TED video here.

Argh…man that other post I wrote was awesome. But enjoy the ghetto version above. Over the next few weeks I’ll learn how to do this properly!

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