Sunday, August 12, 2012
Fitness Challenge: Week Six
It isn't all daisies and roses, is it? Or should I say, push-ups and dumbbells?
I have to admit, my week six of my fitness challenge looks an awful lot like life before I ever started the fitness challenge. Sure, I did one "Insanity:Asylum" workout. Sure, I got up a couple of mornings and got 10 miles of skating in. But that's only one workout more than I used to do before I did this fitness challenge.
The one constant has been my Shakeology shakes for lunch, but otherwise, I completely and utterly fell off the wagon this week.
And guess what: it happens.
What I've learned from this challenge group is that any effort is more than no effort. We all could spend our time berating ourselves for indulging in ice cream, or choosing to sleep in instead of working out. Or, we could just put it behind us and commit to do better tomorrow.
Because that's all any of us have, isn't it -- tomorrow.
That friend I was writing about that I met at the Minnesota Half marathon? She and I have been in touch and she is looking to set a PR at the North Shore Inline Marathon this fall, and wants to skate with me to make it happen. Her PR though, is a whole 20 minutes faster than my marathon last year. Do you know how much faster you have to go to make up 20 minutes in a marathon?
A lot. That's the most I can quantify it without having a calculator handy.
So now I have a new motivation. She and I are going to get together to train a couple of times, and she's recommended a place that has inline skating lessons for people like me who know how to stand upright and know how to stop, just need some pointers on technique.
I've got five more weeks to make it happen. As Tim Gunn would say, "Make it count."