This has been a long week and I was wondering how I was going to get in my Day 3 run in, but I was able to squeeze in some time between the hectic schedule. It makes me wonder how I will set up my routine once school resumes with the students. For sure my schedule will be much different than it is now. I know that I'll have to have that much more determination so that I won't make excuses for why I can't meet my goal.
I don't consider myself a very competitive person, but I am definitely goal-oriented. When I jog, I make visual markers and set the goal to be past that marker on the next day of training at the same given time. I also use other people on the trail as markers. During the walking phase, I find someone at an appropriate distance away and set the goal to pass them when I start jogging. Now if they're jogging, I don't use them. I use someone who is walking. It feels good to pass them (even if they catch back up to me when I start walking again).
Today it was a joy to pass this man (in my mind I called him the 'tattooed blue shirt man'). He was jogging the entire time, but we were going in opposite directions. About 3 or 4 times we would pass each other, give that 'nod of recognition' and keep going. As he would approach I would check out his form and I was impressed by the steady pace he jogged the entire time. That will be a future goal of mine. I don't know what I look like when I jog (and I don't care at this point), BUT, I must give honor where honor is due. Some people run beautifully. :-)
So, today's jog completes week 3. I'm getting close to halfway the program. Yay! Thank you so much for all of you who have been very encouraging along this journey. It really means a lot.
|Week 3, Day 3|
Until next time,