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I'm Glad I Put It in Writing...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

...Because when I stepped out the door to fulfill the promise I made to myself in yesterday's entry, it was just starting to snow. If I hadn't made a public commitment to see if I could run 10K without stopping, the snow would have stopped me there.

Anyway, I did it in an hour and eighteen minutes, which is a little over twelve minutes a mile. By the time I got home, it was snowing fairly hard, but its over now and warming up. I'll be a little sore tomorrow but I'll know that I can sign up for a 10K and at least finish it.
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  • HAKAPES
    Ah, and for the snow: do you the book "Do It Tomorrow", by Mark Forster?

    It had a great impact on how I approach doing things. For example, for running, my goal is not to run 10K. My goal is to get dressed, and out the door. And if I don't like to run, because it's snowing, windy, and cold, I have the right to turn back. But I have to get dressed and be outside.
    It happened to me about three times, that I turned back.

    So, great that you did it despite the snow!
    3169 days ago
  • HAKAPES
    Wow, great accomplishment!
    I was a zero minutes exercise per day last winter.
    Then I started to do 10 min per day in May, I could hardly finish a 20 minute run.
    Then in Sep, I was already at 10K per day.
    Now, if time allows, I do 5x 10K per week, and I don't even find it difficult. I am just amazed how easily it goes to progress, if I to my little exercise every day.

    3169 days ago
  • STRIVERONE
    Thank you AUNTWILLIE. I'll take elegance over questionable grammatical correctness every time.
    3170 days ago
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    That's a pretty major accomplishment! You have a lot to be proud of!
    (... a lot of which to be proud? who invented this ridiculous language, anyway?)
    3170 days ago
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