Sunday, June 28, 2009

Excuses, Excuses.

Today was a pretty good day. Went to church this morning, cleaned, and relaxed the rest of the day. Uneventful, but good. It rained today!!! I had no idea we even had a chance for rain but rain always seems to make for a good day. I absolutely love the smell! I just wish it would have cooled the weather some...but of course it was still suffocating outside!

A few days ago I decided to consider running a marathon. And then the more I thought about it, I considered a half marathon first. The funny thing about this is that I HATE running. But I thought about it and realized that if I went through with it, it would be a pretty good accomplishment. So i went outside and started running. What I didn't realize is that running, like everything else in life, takes practice in order to get good at it and therefore making it something you actually enjoy. SO I looked up "running schedules" online and was planning on starting the "beginners" running schedule. It is pretty simple, for one month you do the following:

For the first 15 minutes you walk (just walk!)
For the next 10 minutes you: run for 30 seconds, walk for 30 seconds (or until you recover), run for 30 seconds, etc.
And for the last 5 minutes you walk

Seems simple, right? The actual "running schedule" seems pretty simple but what is difficult is finding a time to go and actually doing it (thats the trick). Because of Will's school/work schedule I either have to go at 6:30 am (which is early), 11:00 am (which is smothering HOT), or at 9pm (which is when Will gets home and when we normally eat supper). SO I guess I will have to commit to going at 6:30 am. (If i quit making excuses, that is.)

Excuse for today: had an awful headache and when I actually left to go running, my grandfather pulls up beside me and says he can't figure out how to hook up his new DVD player. By the time I went to his house to fix it and finished doing that, i was too frustrated and hungry to run haha.

Tomorrow is a new day.

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