Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Quote Day

Few things are impossible
to diligence and skill.
Great works are performed not by strength,
but perseverance.

~ Samuel Johnson

Good old perseverance. Or, as my mother liked to call it, stick-to-it-iveness.

This has been a really good week so far, despite my whining and bitching about the weather. The plan?
  • Saturday: Run 3 miles
  • Sunday: Run 4 miles
  • Monday: Total Body Workout
  • Tuesday: Run 3 miles
  • Wednesday: Total Body Workout
  • Thursday: Run 4 miles
  • Friday: Rest
Well, here we are on Friday and I’m ready to rest. Taking last week a day at a time, I actually did everything on the schedule. Even more amazingly, I ran 18 seconds/mile faster on Thursday than I did on Sunday.

Don’t believe everything you read
Remember how I wrote yesterday that I wasn’t going to be able to mow or run outside? Well, God must have been listening, because the sun came out – the sun! the sun! – mid-morning and I was able to do both. It didn’t start raining again until after dinner.

(How lovely to hear from you, Marilyn – I didn’t know you were still reading! Hope you’re doing well.)

The run was pretty good. I ended up doing a run/walk combination in which I let myself walk for only one minute at a time. The running (okay, jogging) probably averaged out to about three- or four-minute intervals. I was listening to music and tried to push myself to keep up with the peppier beats. If a “slow” song popped up, I skipped ahead to the next fast one.

The schedule is the same for the coming week, but I already know the weekend is screwed. We’re on the road today and tomorrow, eating out all three days, blah, blah, blah. I hope the only thing that gets lost in the shuffle is Saturday’s three-miler. I might do the Sunday run on Monday, along with the workout.

Then again, I might not.

As always, I hope you have a great weekend.

1 comment:

D said...

Holy cow...look at all those miles you put in :)