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Sunday

Posted in motivation, photos, quotes, road, running with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2015 by afuntanilla

Boldness is a positive characteristic of the spirit. Courage respects action; fortitude respects passion. We require resolution  not to yield to the first difficulties that offer.

{these are some definitions found in this awesome book i have borrowed from a friend. It’s from 1924 and titled: Lincoln Library of Essential Information. Filled with lots of fascinating info!!

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16 miles today. Started at 8:30am which was still too late. It’s been very hot here this weekend. 95-100 degrees. Ran on part of the course i think i will eventually run. Was good to be on a different route, and yet old familiar streets and lots of memories from my 20’s…

Got this nasty blister around mile 6.5. I think due to swelling of my feet due to heat. Not fun or comfortable. Legs actually felt pretty good throughout and all else was ok. However, the heat did get me and i ran the 2nd half slower than 1st.

…figuring it all out….can it happen. can i do it. can i make it…..

Awesome to be out on the quiet Sunday streets. I really love this part of it. The Sunday Long Run through the streets. I can hear myself breathe, think, not think, notice so many things….and then, nothing…

Thankful for the part of the route that offered shade!

XLV

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Update #3 & a re-figuring of the weekend

Posted in random with tags , , , , , , , on May 7, 2009 by afuntanilla

Lots of temptations this week: cinco de mayo – went out for mexican. Had neither chips nor margarita. Ohhh-tough! 
Yesterday at work, there was cake for a retiring co-worker. Today, at the movies, I walked right on passed the concession stand where the aroma of freshly cooked popcorn filled the air. More toughness called for on my part. I’m proud I have resisted all the temptations come my way. I have noticed that it’s been much easier to abstain from the alcohol versus the junk. Interesting.

Some of the other things I have noticed since my little experiment began; dining bills are less! Without alcohol, my bill goes down anywhere from 6-10 bucks. Nice! 
I don’t know I have lost any weight, but I feel lighter. What I am most happy about is that I have not substituted anything to replace the things I am abstaining from! I’ve also noticed the frequency of the cravings(sugar, mostly) and realizing that for the most part, I have fulfilled that craving as way of comfort. When I think of truly nourishing my body, obviously, all the junk food and such does not come into the picture. What I chose to spend money on and place into my body ought to be beautiful and nourishing. Too often, I have looked past what it is and thus eat without a lot of consciousness. I think most of us do. However, I am not saying I will never eat junk food again or drink alcohol; I just feel this has been a wake up call to me to be more conscious. Next time I have a drink, I want it to be in celebration of something, of life. Isn’t that what Bacchus was all about? I don’t want to drink just to drink. I will want to enjoy a delicious red wine with a beautiful meal or raise a glass of champagne for some celebratory event, even if that event is a celebration of a day well lived. All about consciousness. And my next junk food? Well, let’s say that my craving is a yummy, choc chip cookie. And whenever that time comes, I will dip it in some cold milk and enjoy every sweet, buttery taste! For now, I am on DAY 8 and i’ll just keep with it.

In other news, the DUATHLON I was planning on participating in this Saturday has been cancelled and re-scheduled for August. “Due to weather conditions”. Apparently, they don’t want to hold the event with the threat of Thunder Storms on Saturday. I’m bummed about it as i have REALLY been looking forward to the event….but, I will find something else to do as a way to challenge myself & have fun. August?! Sure will be great weather in Atlanta in August. Sheesh!

May 6: 3 miles – easy on treadmill

May 5: 2.15 miles – easy outside w/ hills

May 4: 9 mile bike ride