Tuesday, January 6, 2009
6 6 Mile Treadmill Run: Set a New PR Tonight! Yay!
Who-hoooo! I just set a new PR during tonight's 6 mi. training run! Did 6 miles in 59:20. YAY!
Really pushed it tonight. Felt on the edge of just being able to hold onto my pace. HR was in the mid 2 high 160s! Yay!
Forgot to bring water to the gym tonight (which I almost NEVER forget, because an hour is a long time to go without any water & feeling dehydrating is lethally yucky!). Wasn't exactly a "comfortable" run because of the resultant dehydration. Thankfully there was a water fountain in the hallway. Drank like a camel afterwards!
Also forgot to bring Nike+ ipod arm band, so my iPod flew off the t-mill & had to be retrieved a few times during moments of great exertion. Oops. LOL. But who cares, because atleast it shows I was putting in some major effort!
For some reason, the gym was filled with lots of women. The two on the treadmill next to me seemed more interested in gabbing than working out. :)
You can tell it's the beginning of January. :) Yes, it's that time again for the "New Year's Resolutions" crew to flood the gym like cattle for their guilt-induced workouts. LOL. Wonder how long that'll last. Hahahaha.
I'm confident that I will outlast every single last one of those "New Year's Resolutions" people, because I am serious about working out as an end to itself while most of them are probably ONLY working out just to lose weight. And then once that's accomplished (or in many cases, probably well before that happens!), these people will typically drop like flies -- their gym memberships languishing into obscurity & burning a big whole in their pockets. ;-)
Here's what I have to say about THAT: If you have to lose weight, focus on the workouts instead of the weight loss. If you do the workouts & eat healthfully, the weight loss will come as part of the process. Don't make the weight lose the sole end goal, because it's not a deep enough emotional reason & ultimately won't keep you going when the going gets rough. Frankly, if you want to be fit as a longterm goal (& really get your money's worth from those new gym memberships you just signed up for!), you need to find a better reason to exercise. Exercise for you. Exercise because it stirs your soul & gives you joy. Find exercise that is fun. The people who seek these deeper-rooted things from fitness are the ones who are going last in the exercise game. :)
Enough said. Now get out there & get moving for all the right reasons! :) And please have fun while you're out there doing it. Now, that's an order. Hahahaha. ONLY kidding.
Have a great night!