Monday, September 3, 2007

Training...Day One

According to my individualized training program for the next 8 weeks, today was designated as a "Rest or Cross-Training Day." I decided that my usual procrastinator's mentality would not benefit me in the long run, so I chose to ride my bike for a bit this morning.

I haven't ridden my bike in a long time due to the wonderful SC heat, so being back on was a great feeling. Unfortunately my iPod (RIP) was drowned in India, leaving me to my thoughts on the ride this morning. That's not a bad thing, I actually enjoy pedaling and seeing where my mind takes me.

I rode approximately 10 miles this morning and as I came back UP my hill and finally stopped at the foot of my staircase, I didn't know whether I would pass out or throw up. :) It's been a long time since I've pushed myself in that way. After those fleeting moments of hanging in the balance between passing out or vomiting passed, I felt great! But lesson learned: I definitely need more exercise!


Anonymous said...

Day 1 - 30 min jogging at slow pace, but haven't run more than 6 min in about 5 years. The most important thing for me to remember is that the goal is to finish, it doesn't matter how long it takes or how many people finish before you do. You will have accomplished 8k more than 99% of the population has by 10 a.m. on that October Saturday morning.

Mrs. Dell

City Yogin said...

Thank you so much for doing this!! I'm with you--I just want to finish!! I've mapped out my first two mile run for the morning--God be with me! I'm definitely ready for the carbo-load on that Friday before the race. :-)