Friday, June 12, 2009

my boss, my workout buddy

i've mentioned this issue before, but yesterday right when i was about to start my first running segment i noticed my boss getting on the treadmill 3 over from me... and of course there was no one on the treadmills between us. i'm not sure why, but it was nerve-wracking. it probably has to do with the fact that he's a runner (he's doing the 10 mile run our town has next weekend and last year he ran it in an hour and 23 minutes... there is a 4 mile one every year as well... next year?!?). i felt pressured to go just a little bit faster on my running segments with him there... which was fine until i failed to complete my last 5 minute run. i did 5, but i had to slow it down for about a minute mid-way. durn!! the 5 minute runs are still hard as heck, but i do them, so onward!

i am again travelin' this weekend, but i'm gonna try and refrain from the alcohol (well let's say limit). my step-grandpa is not doing well, so it will be a short trip to return for family dinner on sunday. cancer sucks. i hope he is still up for some games of cribbage. if you get a chance think good thoughts for him.

btw, i heart you guys. your comments mean the world... your motivating words help me stay focused. i hope you are all well and have a lovely weekend!!

1 comment:

  1. It's great to use others as motivation like that! You are doing just fine! Just keep in mind that running is 90% mental! I've seen videos of marathon runners collapsing just before they finished and getting back up and running more. I always think to myself, "If they can do that, I can do this." :-)