27 March 2005

Sometimes it seems like the world

is conspiring against you (or in this case for you).

A couple of things have happened over the last day or so that has caused me to stop and go huh!?!?

First, I get the new Runner's World mag in the mail and there's this big section on running and losing weight and how runners tend to overestimate the calories they burn. HMMMM.. Could I be doing that :)

Next, the WW meeting yesterday was all about plateaus. Are you on one? How do you get off? What is something you can do about it? This got me to thinking since I have been on a plateau for like a year!!!

Then this morning I'm cruising through the blogs psyching myself up for my 6 mile run and I come across this blog, Chris, about good versus great. How we don't acheive great because we settle for good. It's a book he's reading and while I haven't read the book that one sentence really hit home. I used to be a perfetionist but when I began my weight-loss journey I decided I needed to lose that attitude. I think I need to bring a little of that back; not be as anal as I used to be; but strive to be great.

I think the universe is trying to tell me something. Maybe it's time to strive for a little perfection and try to be just the absolute greatest I can be.

On that note, this weekend is not going as well as I hoped it would. When Alicia got here Thursday it was really nice, I even went swimming Thursday night after walking the dogs. But Friday it was windy and rainy and it's been like that ever since. We went out yesterday and played tourist so that was pretty cool, but I was really hoping to get in some actual hiking but it appears as if that's not to be. I think today I'm going to do some errands and get some things ready for the week. My eating/exercise schedule has been thrown off by Alicia's visit but I need to focus on me for a bit.

So that's my goal for this week. I am going to strive to be great, not perfect, great. Everything I do I will do to the absolute best of my ability.

Okay, I'm off to have a great run.....

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