Fantabulous Day #117 – Same Thang…..Stupid Me, What Was I Thinking?….Same Result


Yesterday was my day off.  Me being me…I thought of how I could be productive, even on my day off.  The operative word is “thought”.  I really didn’t want to do anything.  I started my day off with the breakfast of real champs, pizza.  I love pizza.  I always have pizza left over from Thursday’s movie night.

I hate to waste food and I hate to miss breakfast so into the microwave the pizza went.  No, don’t let the picture fool you.  I never have just one piece of pizza unless that is all there is.  It was sooooo good.  I love left over pizza.  It is not as good as pizza in the states, but it is not too shabby.

Yesterday was also my long run day.  I drug myself to the gym.  Usually once I put my running shoes on I know I am GTG.  That means good to go.  I don’t even listen to any excuses that run through my head at that point.  I started the run and MAN…my legs started hurting like crazy, AGAIN!  I just couldn’t figure out what the problem was, but I really wanted to get some miles in.  I always tell myself, “Self, you can not finish if you don’t start.”

So I decided to slow down just so I could get through the run.  Guess what?  The pain went away after a couple of minutes.  Now I knew the answer, “Slow down you  fool!”  The problem has been that I was trying to go too fast.  I usually jump on the treadmill at my top speed and try to maintain that for the duration.  That is kind of disappointing, because I really want to be faster.  I feel like I am running so slow.  I guess it is what it is.  I guess I have to be patient and run super slow for now and gradually build up my speed.

I always wonder about the stories I read where people are 300 lbs and decide to be a runner.  Within months they are running at sub 10 minute miles.  How do they do that?  I may be exaggerating a bit about the 300 lbs, but you know what I mean.  There is always some miraculous story like that in one of those running magazines, which by the way I love. (Magazine Junkie I am)

I know it will be alright.  I will still continue to push forward and get faster, if that is at all possible.

So……..The moral of the story is……

What I do everyday – Try to run faster – The Same Thing

What happens every time – I am gimping along on the treadmill, trying to run through the pain. – Same Results

What I finally did different – Slowed down – Different results and a much happier Lotus Blossom.

Lesson learned – Don’t try to do the same thing and expect something different.  I must say once I slowed down the run was much more pleasant.   This is a lesson that can apply  to anything in life I suppose.

My goal was 5.33 miles and I ran 5.49.  That’s another win.  YEAH!

Your Lurvly Lotus Blossom

Lizzy 🙂

About Elizabeth Hall

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