Today’s training schedule called for a one mile walk.  When I work out in the park, I generally know how far I go, but at the gym I know exactly how far I go if I count the laps around the track.  I like training outside much more than the treadmill or the indoor track, but since day light savings time (which I still don’t understand) it’s pitch black outside when I leave from work.  There isn’t even a glimmer of sunshine.  So, training outside in the evening is pretty much out of the question.  I mean I guess it’s out of the question; maybe I could take Nyah with me? Safety is my main concern…. Anyway, as soon as I walked in the door from work I traded my dress slacks for comfy workout pants and my slide-in loafers for tennis shoes.  

 My Mom owns her own business, and I’m helping her out, so I didn’t really have a lot of time to work out tonight. But one mile, that’s easy, that’s walking just 19 laps around the track at the gym. I felt really silly going to the gym, knowing that I was only going to complete 1 mile. But I challenged myself to walk the mile in less than 16 minutes since my trainer said that’s the pace she wants us to keep during the half marathon. When I had 3 laps left, I pushed the button on my Nike + iPod thingy and the lady said I was about 14 minutes into my workout. I was determined to finish in under 16 minutes. It wasn’t too hard, I did a little jog for the last 2 laps and finished in 15.35 minutes. Yes! I exclaimed as I pumped my fists in the air when I checked my finish time. I’ve been nervous about keeping up with the group at the first team training session on Saturday, but now I’m confident that I’ll be able to. That’s another Pink “X” mark on my training calendar. Okay, boys and girls…. I gotta help my Mama with her stuff. Later!

  1. Carli, I so totally admire you for doing the Team in Training. I thought about signing up with them myself, but the idea of the fundraising they wanted (1500$ for my area!) was daunting.
    My father had non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma and I would have loved to train with them to honor him.

    But I found another cause I am looking into… Running for Autism. My son is mildly autistic so it is another cause dear to my heart..and their fundraising requirements are ones I felt I could meet.

    I hear you on the daylight savings time! Good for you for getting that training done. *cheers*

  2. Thanks Tracy! I personally don’t know anyone who has Leukemia, but I’m definitely particpating in honor of all of those that do. Our minimum is $1000, unless we don’t get the hotel room. Since I live right here in St. Louis, I didn’t really feel the need for a room, so my minimum is $900. It’s EASY to see how they’ve raised so much for such a good cause. I’m glad you found another cause that can help keep you motivated. Best of Luck!

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