Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sing-a-long Training Session

My run today was fun. It wasn't easy for whatever reason, but it was fun. Getting on the treadmill with a purpose and goal in mind really changes the way I look at this adventure, and what an adventure it is going to be.

I was singing away and killing every song that popped up on my ipod. I have to break the habit of singing while I run or I'm going to get myself a beat down in the city of Ottawa. I can just see me now I'll be running by myself because those in front of me will be horrified by the gawd awful sound coming up behind they will part like the Red Sea. Take a minute to visualize it. Ugly. Now take another minute to compose yourself and read on.

The plan today was 30 minutes at a moderate level of intensity. I covered 3.5KM (2.2 miles) in that time. I don't have a benchmark for comparison, so I'm saying that was good. I don't really know though. I am suffering some leg pain in my left calf area. Always my left side if I'm going to feel any discomfort it will 99.9% of the time be on my left side. Tomorrow is my rest day. Is it bad that even this early on in the preparation of this I'm excited for a rest day.

I was thinking about the singing while I was running and I think the reason I do that is so I can drown out any of the negative chatter, that is until the negative chatter hits a high pitch squeal and overtakes the singing. I can still run on oblivious for a bit because I've often confused the negative chatter with singing, so really it's a win win situation all around.

Have a great day. Be kind to yourself

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