Monday, February 15, 2010

17-Proving determination is NOT the problem!

WHAT I DID

Whew! What a day.  Anticipating snow and ice, I bought a pair of Yaktrax yesterday.  I went to sleep last night dreaming of waking up to several inches of snow on the ground and still being able to run.  Only slightly disappointed, I woke to find a dusting of snow on the grass, and to roads that appeared clear and dry.  Weather.com told me it was 20 degrees outside, and that it "felt like 15", so I bundled up and set out...only to come straight back to the house to get another layer and set out again...only to come back to the house when I realized the sidewalks and roads were covered in black ice!
I have a treadmill that I've been meaning to get moved into the house...so I decided today would be a great day to get that done.  After I maneuvered it out from behind the boxes and yard sale junk that currently occupies the space meant for cars, I realized it wasn't going to easily fit in the front door.  I decided I'd just plug it up out there and not have to change out of my cold weather clothes.  I found an extension cord, got it untangled and strung out across the room...only to find it was not a 3-prong cord.  Then I found a 3-prong cord, that wasn't long enough to reach....It was one thing after another but I finally got an hour in on the dreadmill.  
WHAT I LEARNED

I learned that I'm really glad I didn't bring that thing in my house!!  I want to keep it as a last resort, outside and hard to get to, lest I get in a habit of taking the "easy" way out and hopping on that horrid machine!!
 
I learned that if there's black ice out on the roads and sidewalks, it's most likely going to be gone by noon anyway.  On a more serious note, I also learned that I really need to start stretching after my runs.  I'm going to have to drag out the foam roller because my calves are really tight.

WHAT I'M GOING TO DO

I'm going to drag out the foam roller and stretch after my run tomorrow--which will be done out on the ROAD, even if I have to wait until noon!

Thanks for stopping in, come again soon!
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5 comments:

  1. I've tried off and on again to be a runner. I want so badly the body of a runner. We live out on an acreage and I had my husband mow me a path through the pasture that is about 1/2 mile long. Still, with two little ones who don't sleep well, I have a hard time getting up in the morning to run (and when I did, I often felt more tired the rest of the day than when I didn't). I haven't given up on it yet though...maybe reading your words will inspire me again!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! Hope you visit again!

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  2. Girl, be careful out there! Also, I learned somewhere that after a long run, soaking for 20 minutes in an ice bath (fill the tub with cold water and ice) really, really helps your muscles. It sounds like torture, but it's REALLY good for you, and you get used to it! ;)

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  3. I remember the days of running 6 miles or more a day. But after time in the USMC, law enforcement, running, life as a salesman on the asphalt, I wore out the knees. Your post was very funny, laughing with you not at you! Thanks.

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  4. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, I know that I am loved by people. : ) Sometimes it might seem like I don't because I have issues maybe because of the fact my father has never been present in my life. Even though I know the Lord is my Father it still hurts to know someone didn't love you enough to stay. God bless you!!!

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  5. Hey - like your new blog layout. I don't know how to conquer your mind - I have similar issues. Interested to see how the every day runs go - I find having some rest days helps me build up endurance. You are accomplishing a lot - you definitely inspire me!

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