21 December 2006

So There!!

Well, Nancy threw one of my favorite quotes right back at me - Ouch!!! (Thanks Nancy, I needed that).

But it made me realize what the real, underlying problem is (at least in my head). It's that 70.3!! You have no idea how that scares me. I think, deep down, I was looking for a way to put off doing this.

Well, no more. I'm going to give it a real shot. Over the next week or so I'm going to work up a solid plan for weight loss and Honu training. I will face my fear and I will conquer it. As my tattoo says; Do or do not. There is no try. So I will succeed, I have no choice.

TriFeist had a post a few days ago about skills she uses to get her workouts done, she calls it Let's make a deal. I have a couple of those tricks that I'm going to have to sharpen when I begin this challenge.

One thing I do is the 10 minute rule. I'll tell myself I'll just do it for 10 minutes then stop. Well, if I can get through 10 minutes I can get through the whole workout.

Another thing I do is put my workout clothes on as soon as I get up before I even think what I'm doing. I've tried that sleeping in your workout clothes but that just weirds me out.

Oh yeah, my favorite trick is to run it through my mind continuously the night before. So if I've got a swim in the morning I'll tell myself, my hubby, the dogs, the bird constantly; I'm swimming in the morning, I'm swimming in the morning, I'm swimming in the morning..... till the dogs put their little paws over their ears. This is works the best for me. By the time morning comes it is set in stone in my brain that I'm going swimming. No questions, no arguments, no farting around.

Okay, I'm just doing some mental work here. I have a lot to accomplish in a week and I have to make sure my arsenal if full and ready for action.

Oh right, I have a New Years Day 10K too. I've got to be ready for that. Guess that means a run in the garden this weekend.

Okay, I've got some work to do.


Vickie said...

I know you can do it. If I think I can, I'm pretty sure you can! Let's get started on this training thing.

Nancy Toby said...

Yay! Try not to think about the total number of miles. That's just too intimidating. Think about the pieces, and the mile in front of you at the current moment. THAT you can do, right? Just keep going in that direction and you'll get there!!

Anonymous said...


You can do this. The fear can be fun and motivating at times.

Go girl!!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go on deciding to train for the honolulu race. Sounds exciting! And I'm sure you can do anything you put your mind to!

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