Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cuz its Tueeeesssdaaayyy - yet again

Hidey ho everybody,

Sounds like everybody had a great time over the weekend trip.  The chief of staff has some really good points there.  I also want to point out that the "Shutterfly" made a good point about working out this weekend.

Our own Braintree aunt the "Shutterfly" said something about marathons that really put a lot of my training into perspective.  I have been talking about doing a marathon since we started the Disney 1/2 marathon training back in October.  I realized that there was absolutely no way I could do it without getting serious about my training.  I didn't stick to the training program we used for disney as close as I should have.

Shutterfly told me and the chief of staff, "its important to train at the pace that will let you finish the race." 

Consider my mind blown like a windmill in holland (in case you didn't get that reference, look up holland on google images... lots o' windmills).  I have been getting a little intimidated by the training, but I need to realize that my goal in that particular endeavor is just to finish an amazing physical feat.  In order for me to do that, I will have to swallow my "alpha dog" testosterone fueled pride and actually figure a pace that will let me run for 26.2 miles. 

I know what you're all thinking, "but Ryan with your will and determination, anything is possible."  I know, and I agree... But even I have to admit this challenge will be the most difficult.  So bringing this back to a general topic for the public.

I think Shutterfly's comment is great for marathon training, but also important to remember in everything.  Figure out the pace that works for you.  I think that is a good general way to approach challenges.

Well... aside from my "deep thoughts by Jack Handey".  Its workout day again and i am ready to go.  I am actually thinking about utilizing the great weather of Philly.  I decided to stay indoors and work on my bike and swim and treadmill exercises, but since the temp is in the 40's and 50's.  I might shoot home, get dressed, and hit the "Rocky stairs" in front of the Philly museum to meet up with the Philly Runners Club. 

The PRC runs along the Schuykill (Skoo-kill) River... looks a lot like the charles in boston.  Hopefully I can catch those guys and girls and then hit the house for some push ups and situps and lunges.  I am all kinds of fired up to get back out there... and you know why.  Because its Tuuueeessdaaay.

1 comment:

  1. My motto has always been "a ten-minute mile is just as far as an eight-minute mile". :)