Tuesday, 1 February 2011


It’s Tuesday Fit-Day.  A weekly meditation on fitness goals, successes and failures.  Thinking about it once a week is a step toward making it a part of everyday.

First things first.  I ran 3Ks yesterday.  WITHOUT STOPPING!!!  I wanted to puke. 
This is a big step toward my fitness goal.  A very small step, but big as well.  I have to be able to do it again, and that is the hard part.  My fitness goal is to be able to run 5k in under 40 minutes.  ( I did the 3K in 24 minutes).  This is part of a plan to make exercise easy to slot into daily life.  I have no desire to be a ‘runner,’ but, if I know I can get my whole workout (cardio & conditioning, including travelling to and from house) done in an hour, I am more likely to keep it up. 
But here’s another step.  I’m not going to try again until Friday.  Sounds a bit crazy, right?  But I am working on three workouts a week and Wednesday I have an hour and a half yoga class.  This is an important realization for me.  I tend to try and do it all at once and then inevitably fail and give it up as too hard.  This time I am taking it one week at a time. 
This is something I have learned from Weight Watchers.  (It’s not just about losing weight for me.)  I have been quite successful with the weight loss by just taking it one week at a time, one challenge a week.  I am applying the same mind frame to other areas of life.  It feels good and hopefully will continue to produce results. 

In running and personal development,
It’s all about pace. 

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