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2004-10-27 6:52 PM

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Subject: Give me a motivating kick in the a** PLEASE
I have been sedentary for three days now and I feel like a blob. I need a motivating kick in the butt, please. What is up with me? I know better but the motivation has been low and the excuses high!

I WILL a three mile run tomorrow and report. I WILL, I WILL


2004-10-27 6:54 PM
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How about something today?
2004-10-27 6:57 PM
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What a great idea! I am going to assign dinner prep to someone else and go run! Thank you, why didn't I think of that?
2004-10-27 7:00 PM
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So - it is 6:55 already - have you finished yet!?!

Seriously though, everyone has hard days. Sometimes the most difficult thing is getting out the door. I try and remind myself on those days that the real battle is always above the shoulders for 99% of what we do.
2004-10-27 7:15 PM
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zagagirl - 2004-10-27 6:52 PM I. I need a motivating kick in the butt, please.

Did it hurt on your way out the door??

2004-10-27 8:03 PM
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2004-10-27 8:35 PM
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Nah, don't do anything.  Rest.  And the next time you do a triathlon, that whoosh sound will be me flying past you, getting to the free food first! 

(How's that for motivation?)

2004-10-27 8:40 PM
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GO NOW!!!! GET OFF YOUR BUTT!!!! DON'T BE LIKE ME FOR THE LAST 2 DAYS!!!! I'M ON MY WAY OUT THE DOOR RIGHT NOW, HOW ABOUT YOU?????



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2004-10-27 9:42 PM
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I just got back, how'd you do?

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2004-10-27 10:16 PM
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Hope you got out!

I got out today finally for 3 miles after a week off of high stress and no time! Which is when I should be exercising for stress relief!

2004-10-28 12:44 AM
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I LOVE you guys! I did it! My hubby assumed dinner prep, I drove my son to soccer practice and got my three mile run in while he practiced!!!! Yippee!!! I feel so much better--I knew I could count on you!


My last mile was 8:10--one of my fastest in many years!


2004-10-28 6:21 AM
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why are you typing still? less typing more training...still here...GO!....don't hide under the table......be off with you...begone...scoot....thats better...
2004-10-28 9:33 AM
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awesome awesome awesome! fresh legs are great things, eh?

i do understand though. now that i don't have a race to plan for, i've been extending my 'reverse taper' a bit far.
2004-10-28 10:18 AM
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This guy could have given up after his accident and become a couch potato.  We all can come up with excuses for not doing something to improve our bodies, our health, our lives.  Remember, it's your future that you are holding in your hand at this very moment.  What are you going to do with the rest of your life?  Don't wait until the day comes when you will look back with regret and say "Damn it, why did I waste all that time?  I shoulda...."

Do it today...for your husband, your children, but mostly for yourself.





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2004-10-28 10:31 AM
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thanks, max. we all need reminders that we should because we can. my reminders are my dad, who has given up many activities he used to love (especially cycling) because of multiple sclerosis; and one of my best friends, who at age 31 was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. both work out daily in order to stay as able bodied as possible. i would bet that both of them are more fit than i am, so i have no excuse.
2004-10-28 12:28 PM
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Max,
What a great pic. It's good to remember that excuses are just that and one needs to get out there and do the work.

Thanx


2004-10-28 12:49 PM
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I passed a guy with a similar prosthesis in the Chicago Marathon, gave him a big thumbs up as I passed. My physical thumbs-up was a lot less meaningful than the mental thumb-up he gave me.

The Mardi Gras Marathon is run on a double-loop course.Starts at the Superdome and goes out to City Park, then back to the 'Dome where the half ends. Marathoners then head out on a second loop to Audubon Park before also finishing in the 'Dome. Very tempting, very easy for marathoners to quit at the halfway point. When I ran it in 2003, I had such an urge to quit, when I came upon a man on the side of the course with his friend. The man had just re-adjusted and re-strapped on his prothesis, and told his friend "See you in two hours," as he started that second loop. How could I possibly quit then?

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