Thursday, November 13, 2008

Day 9

A couple things have changed today. First, I'm taking the word "Training" out of my running posts. Since I've changed the title of my blog to "In Training", I think it goes without saying that it is a training day. And even if it doesn't, that's tough because it's my blog and I'll do what I want.

Secondly, I started the next step in training. According to my trainer, I was to begin the 15 minute runs today (run 15, walk 15 for an hour), but I decided since it was my first day back after an injury, and I still have two weeks until the run, and since I already know that, at my best, I can run for at least 10 minutes at a time, that I would start with 10 minutes (run 10, walk 10 for an hour).

And I did it. I actually didn't feel like I was working as hard as I was last week. I assume that's because instead of 2-minute breaks between runs, I had 10-minute breaks. It was kinda nice. My knees weren't too keen on the whole thing, but they made it and I'm proud of them, even though they might have felt like they were carrying the load of an elephant!

Running Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm off to the shower then to meet a friend at the mall. Here's your quote for the day! Take it to heart; it's a good one!

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit."
-Aristotle (Philosopher, Scientist and Physician, 384-322 BC)


Super Healthy Kids said...

Thats the funniest elephant I ever saw. I think I'll try the walk fifteen, run 15 thing today. My knees been giving me trouble, so I've been walking exclusively, but I'm ready to try a little running again. If I'm not running, I'm gaining weight! I hate it.

Lela said...

Tell me about it. I've been gaining consistently for the last year. I have to change that, and I think I might be onto something with this idea of constantly training!

Thanks for visiting my blog. My husband laughed at me because I just turned around and said "Oh my gosh! One of the bloggers I read totally just left me a comment!" I'm such a dork!