Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The difference between a warrior and a soldier.

I'm definitely a warrior.


I miss playing.

Triathlon felt like a sport. It thrilled me because all three aspects were new to me. And I actually wanted to improve my skills.

I am struggling to find this running mojo in me.

Today I am buying a tape measure.

NYE is tommorow. I will definitely go to the gym on NYE and on New Years's Day. I haven't been to the gym since Christmas!!! Oh dear. I think it takes a major holiday to get me to go to the gym. I get a huge thrill out of that for some reason.

Why am I buying a tape measure?
To keep track of my body measurements.
I am embarking on a 3 days a week 30 minutes a day fitness routine for 6 weeks.

This PALES in comparison to what I used to do. I remember last year I would take two or three consecutive intense classes in a row. I would take sword fighting, followed by kickboxing followed by spinning. Or I would swim, strength train, then take a spinning class. I guess I was crazy. Now my philosophy is eat well some of the time, and exercise only 30mins. Maybe the word is burn out. Maybe the word is SAD. I think the word is definitely EXCUSES!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How to go from couch potato to marathon runner in ten months???

I am definitely going to run the marathon next year. What am I doing to get there???


except dreaming.

I'm one of those people who has a hard time imagining something beyond the present day so most of my training is short term. I don't understand how people can train all year for something. I'm slowly learning I guess. I've been a last minute person for the past ten years and to unlearn that is proving to be notsoeasy.

Am I even exercising?

I run once a week with my 5k running group. Otherwise, not really. In April I will start running more with my group - 3 times a week. Till then I'm taking it easy.

I haven't been on a scale since February 2007. I love my body as it is and somehow don't exercise for appearance anymore. It's all about function and form and fun now. Too bad I'm in an industry where looks matter. I just may have to succumb and start stepping up my routines next year so I can get that Halle Berry body.

It's more about training my mind. One step at a time. Gonna get to that finish line. It's not a finish line - it's just the beginning.