Thursday, 21 February 2008

I need inspiration....

"The intensity at which you demand performance from the body must be matched with the intensity that you take care of it".

I just read that on another site and it hit me, strangely that this is what I seem to be lacking. As a first time Marathoner to be, do I have the support I need, mentally, physically and spiritually?

Let's see;
  • do I eat properly? do nacho's and salsa count as a food group?

  • do I get enough sleep? does sleeping at my office desk count?

  • do I have an attitude of gratitude? YOU BET!

  • do I have the mental fortitude to get out off the couch and into the cold five days a week? so far, mmmm, not really, but I'm working on it!

  • am I getting support from my running friends! YES!

  • am I self sabotaging myself? YES!

  • have I given myself enough mental preparation for this distance? Yes, but I'm still whining....it's tooooo cold out!

  • will I ask for a kick in the butt when I need it? Don't have to, my cheerleaders do that for me before I ask!

  • am I giving myself credit for getting this far? sort of.........

  • will I continue with the training and not bail? Absolutely, this feeling is temporary...

  • have I figured out why I'm doing this training? Yes, to be a better me, to find where my inner strength is...where it comes from....

  • am I being too serious and loosing the reason why I want to run a marathon? YES!

  • will I lighten up and live by my own words, of "Life's fun if you don't weaken, enjoy your journey one step at a time....YOU BET!

    so, what is your Thirteen on Thursday??

Lily

10 comments:

Rudy said...

# do I eat properly? do nacho's and salsa count as a food group?

Two food groups - grains and veggies :-)

# do I get enough sleep? does sleeping at my office desk count?

Absolutely! if it wasn't for that I would be seriously sleep deprived. Although, the guy in the next cube is much less self conscious about his snoring so he really does catch up on sleep.

Anonymous said...

What Rudy says... but there isn't any cat napping going on at my place.
You CAN do it.
You WILL do it!
And you know I'll buy the BEvERages after the fact right?
HUGS
t

bill carter said...

Hi Lily

Thanks for checking out my blog and being so supportive.

Yes, I am doing Boston this year.. April 21st to be exact. I did it last year for the 1st time and it was the most amazing experience and the highlight of my running career.

I promise you that your first marathon will be a life changing experience. I can't count the number of times that I have thought to myself "I can do a marathon, I can do anything!".

Best of luck, Lily

Anonymous said...

Don't be too hard on yourself,k? As long as you pick yourself back up and get back in the game it's all good, right?

hugs and love,

~ blondie

Anonymous said...

wait.

Cat?

napping?

Where do I sign up?

*grin*

~ blondie

Steve Stenzel said...

Nacho's and salsa BETTER count as a food group, or I'm SCREWED!!!

triguyjt said...

you must give yourself credit for making it this far....

cool blog

Marcy said...

Hmmmmm somehow it doesn't surprise me that I'm with you for most of these LOL It's all good!

Anonymous said...

man I am so jealous... you get all these comments on your blog... you are soooo popular ( she says in her best blonde valley girl accent!)
t aka m

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hmmm, I prescribe a dose of Bingham's Courage to Start. It will motivate you when you are down and help you keep in mind just why you are doing this. it probably covers about 8 or 9 of these! I love it and go back to it often.