Monday, February 28, 2011

longer & faster

I can do anything for a minute. If I can do it for two minutes... then I'll try three. If I can do it for that long, why not seven minutes? Then I take it down and start over again. I'm a month off from a less than eight minute mile, but every day I'm running longer & faster. I personally prefer distance over speed, but right now I'm just getting as many miles as 45 minutes will get me. I'm also strength training- weights are new to me because I never really thought I needed it before, but my arms need toning (badly).

Running is terrific anger management for me. I love my job, but today was a little frustrating for me. We're implementing new processes, and trying to build bridges at the same time- the two can be at odds with each other, however we need them to go hand in hand in order to be successful. We need to do this on our own (that my friends was foreshadowing). Anyway, tonight I would let my anger wash over me- and then up my speed. That was my motivation for longer & faster. Usually I'm into intrinsic satisfaction, however a good extrensic motivator can really push me.

I've been thinking today about the concept that if you can see it, you can do it. It works for the band, exercise, careers- it applies to everything. I know some people struggle with if they will be successful with their band (or fill in the blank)- we all feel that way at some point or to some extent. That's why it's important to have positive support- if someone else can do it, why can't I? Honestly, I feel successful (most of the time)- and I'm not super special- not in a derogatory way, just a realistic way. It's easier for me to get somewhere, if I have an idea of where I want to go. I want to go longer & faster...


  1. I've been doing more exercise too and am really liking it. Especially since we are going as a family. I was really happy to hear my daughter say she wanted to go to the gym today because she had a bad day. Wouldn't it be wonderful if she learned at 15 to turn to exercise versus food to work off stress? So happy to hear how great you are doing with running.

  2. Working out? Whats that?

    Go you for getting up the steam and getting it done. I still cant seem to find the time - or the inclination. Bad bad bad.