Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Motivation

At my Christmas lunch three of my coworkers and I made a pact to get in shape and run four races together this year. A 5 miler in April, The Broad Street Run (10 miles) in May, a half marathon in September, and a 10 mile trail run (which involves running through a calf-deep creek 3 times) at the park next to my house in October.

We were all drinking so I assumed it was all talk. As it turns out, it looks like everyone was serious. So, I had to get serious too. I printed out a traning schedule last week and I ran 5 miles at lunch today (to total 18 miles in the past 8 days). I have no point to this post other than to just write it because when I actually tell people I'm going to do something I force myself to do them. Like that time I walked across the country. on my hands.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

Look at you, being all Forest Gump!

Chuck said...

I'd hire a stunt double if I were you. Someone with some skills, like a Rocky type from South Philly. Perhaps they'd never know it wasn't you, and you could stay at home drinking beer and eating wings. Wing Bowl...now that's something to train for.

Think Frustrated said...

I can't run. I've tried. It hurts my knees. I jump rope in my basement. I feel like a big black boxer and a eight year old girl with pigtails all at the same time.

Oh great One said...

Good for you! I'd like to do something like that. No one I know is interested so it's hard to get started.

ジェネヴィーヴ said...

Wow! That's pretty far. I'm lucky if I walk a mile a week. Scratch that.... a mile a month. Unless I happen to go this really big mall by my house one weekend. Then maybe a mile that weekend.
Hey, I do 60 crunches on a medicine ball every other day. That's got to count for something.

Tim said...

mel - uggh, I hate that movie.

chuck - I feel like rocky when I run outside. When I ran Saturday the wind chill was 8, so I was all bundled up like him.

tf - jumping rope is awesome exercise.

ogo - yeah, I hear that. Getting started is the hardest part.

xxxxx - I hate crunches! I'd rather run 2 miles than do 60 crunches.

TinaBellina said...

Wow, just reading this post about exercise made me tired. Now where did I put that glazed doughnut?

Conti said...

Is everyone in the Philly area required to run to the Rocky music?

❉ pixie ❉ said...

I hate running. There better be a damn good reason if I'm running—like away from a robber or towards a hot fudge sundae. Otherwise? I'll walk.

Leezer said...

Timophil:
I feel your pain. I'm doing a small triathlon this summer and I'm in the pool and on the stationary bike, but I probably won't start running until a week before the event. Don't commit to anything while you're drinking. Last time I did that I planned a trip to Mexico.

HappyKap said...

There's some guys who do the Boston marathon by stopping every mile at a a different bar/pub. Maybe you can start a deal like that.