Sunday, October 21, 2012

Now What??

Time is ever so quickly running out for my upcoming races. I had to defer the Tower of Terror 10 Miler registration. I deferred the registration to the 2013 Princess 1/2 at the end of February.

So, right now, I have the WDW 1/2 in January and the Princess 1/2 at the end of February. I might do a 5K or two, but I will more focused on the 1/2s and will do the 5Ks if they fall on a non-long run weekend.

In additional to the running, I am also starting a cycle of P90X. This is not the first time I've done P90X along with running. In 2010, leading up to the Inaugural Wine & Dine 1/2, I did a cycle of P90X (lean) with 3 running days per week. This time I will be doing the Classic P90X with 4 days running. I'll be starting a little slow to ease into the new workload, but will ramp it up over the next few weeks.

Weight wise, I am around 320. My goal, baring injury, is to basically have a repeat of the 2010 WDW 1/2 (minus the weather, please) where I was about 285-290 and finished in 3:26. I firmly believe that this is doable, but as long as I do the best I can do (refer to my last post), I will be happy.

So, let's get going!!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"One Thing"

I find it hard to believe that over 3 months have passed since my last post. It truly does not seem that that much time has passed. It just reminds me that time can be both our friend and our enemy. Maybe its not time itself but what we do with that time.

I have let too much time pass by without deliberate action and can no longer afford to sit idly and let time pass me by.

In many ways I have been guilty of waiting for something (or someone) to be that "one thing" (just picture Jack Palance in City Slickers) that gets me going. In all honesty, I think I've wanted that one thing to not just get me going but for it to do the work for me (or at least make it easier or less "painful").

How many different diets or exercise programs do we have to go through before we realize that the food doesn't make the decisions for us; or that we don’t get that Brazilian butt just by buying the DVD. Its not that any given "diet" or exercise program does or doesn't work…

My train of thought is interrupted by the realization that there is not a single diet or exercise program out there that works. Not a one. You will never find one that will and there will never be one created that will. The only thing that can, and will, work is found by looking in the mirror.

There is no diet or exercise plan that can make us get out of bed or lace up the shoes and do the work necessary to reach any goals desired. Diets or programs are only as good as the effort, discipline and self-control we put forth to that plan.

So, the next time you look in a mirror think of Jack Palance and point that finger at yourself.