Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday is right around the corner guys!. I have been debating over and over about what to wear for the race. I know they have predicted the weather in NY to be very nice so my outfit will be weather appropriate. I wish I could say my outfit was my biggest concern but that is not the case.
I am sure you are all wondering how my training is going...well its going. The good news is I have consistently ran 3.0 miles for about 2 1/2 weeks now. The bad news is I still feel like I'm going to die halfway through my run. I use to be good up until 2.0 miles now my legs feel it at 1.5 miles. Nonetheless, I keep running despite my pain. I have found that Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied"and Jay Z's "Takeover" are by far my 2 best running songs. I get a real adrenaline rush when I hear these songs and pain becomes oblivious.
I am very excited about the race however, apart of me wonders.... "what happens after this?" Do I take a note from Diddy and start training for a marathon or do I just be content with achieving and completing my goal to run a 5K?...What will be my inspiration on the treadmill now?....Maybe it will be how great my clothes now fit or how much more confident I feel. Maybe it will be how I now feel like I am only 500 sit ups away from a Jessica Alba stomach (ok maybe 1000) or the fact that I'm in better shape now at 31 then I was at 24. I say all this not to brag but to give you the truthful reasons why exercising is so great.
We all read about it and know its a good thing to do, but I am a strong believer that people need to identify their own personal reasons and needs before they can truly commit to an activity or hobby. So here's mine... even after the race I will continue to run and improve my overall workouts. There won't be a immediate race to motivate me but the small evidence of obliques that now show on my stomach and the hint of Angela Bassett arms that are steadily building strength and definition, will be my new found motivation. Knowing that I will look good, feel great and even be able to toss back an Oreo or 3 without seeing it will motivate me to maintain a healthy and balanced exercise routine.
With only 4 days left I will press on. Please say for a prayer for me and think of me on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. as I run from New York to New Jersey, through the Lincoln Tunnel.
Posted by BK Vixen Gone MD at 11:36 PM