Thursday, June 26, 2008

Setting Realistic Goals

I'm feeling pretty confident about my bug eating goal. I'm not even half way through my training and I'm making progress without even trying.

On the other hand, I got a great big dose of reality on my ten mile "run" on Sunday. Maybe it was the 90degree plus weather, but it didn't go well. And when I say it didn't' go well, I don't mean: "I wanted to run 8 minute miles, but I ran 9 minute miles." I mean: "I wanted to run, and I had to walk." The funny thing is, the majority of my walking was done in the first 4 miles, after that...the sun started to set, I found my rhythm, and felt fine. I felt like I was back in Chicago--but without strangers shooting their water hoses at me, and without people yelling "YOU CAN DO IT TULSA!!"

Someday soon, I feel a long "Chicago 2007" post eeking its way out.

Until then...I'll trudge forward, eating my buggy protein


Marci said...

You are running 10 miles already??? I "think" Jeff and I got into Chicago- - -I know we are CRAZY to think we can train in 16 weeks- - -but our goal will be to FINISH!
We are running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. I thought it would be neat to raise money for this charity since that is what dad died from. I WILL BE RUNNING IT FOR HIM!! Hopefully that will help my motivation level!

We found a 16 week beginners program. We will just be running 5 this Sunday! We are WAY behind!!

Dalene said...


I'm so excited for you guys!

Team in Training is a great charity, and running for your dad WILL be motivation!

I used a 16 week last yr, due to an worked just fine! I'm sure you're not behind AT ALL! You're already in much better shape than I am! I would seriously expect you to finish before me.... It will be great to have you guys in Chicago! FUN! you HAVE to go to Phoenix...we can just do our 20miler together.