Monday, 15 June 2009

get your lazy A$$ in gear, summer is here!

At 5:30 the alarm went off this morning as does every weekday morning and I'm lying in bed contemplating getting up and getting out for my ride on Ruby really EARLY.

I use to get up at the butt crack of dawn and ride my mountain bike around the bay, which is a nice 10K loop, with a few rolling hills and great scenery of the Ottawa River. It really is very nice, but for some reason over the past few years I stopped doing it. In fact, since the beginning of 2009 I've stopped doing a lot of things. There is absolutely no reason why I can't get back into this little habit, it in fact would be really good for me if I did. Note to self, get your lazy A$$ in gear. Am I suffering from *Agoraphobia?

*From the Greek words Αγορά (Agora, public place, often a marketplace), and Φοβία (Phobia, an intense often irrational fear). It is actually a fear of all open, public places, especially crowded places. Victims could even find leaving their secured environment (house), physically impossible. As they may experience drowsiness and often loose consciousness.


Well, I haven't consciously lost consciousness, nor am I any more dopey or drowsier than normal. Who knows, but it something to contemplate. LOL.

This weekend was our first full weekend of nice weather. Unbelievable, we actually hit "average" temperatures, two days in a row! How freeking great is that?? Geezzzz, someone please tell the weather gods that I need my sunshine and warmth, paaaallleeezzzzzzzzzz!

On the running front, well, I need to find my reason to run again. I'm missing it and need to shake it up a little. It is hard when you have no real goal. I've never really been one to set goals, but I need to set one now.

So, here goes....whether I walk it or run / walk it, I'm going to register for the Canadian Army Run
Half Marathon in September.

I'll do a few little 5K and 10K over the summer and work towards the half. Nothing like setting the bar really high, but what the heck, you got to set a goal don't you!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

20 comments:

tfh said...

I agree about goals. That sounds like a fun one! Oh, yes, and I do think agoraphobia can become a bit of a bad habit... ;)

NY Wolve said...

Hey if you hit average temperature, maybe we will get more than two days without rain in New York, that will be news.
Good luck motivating

Runner Leana said...

With crappy weather and no goal race it can be really difficult to get motivated. Good luck finding the mojo!

Marlene said...

Yay! Great idea setting a goal for yourself. You can totally do it, and I know that's a great event!

Jo Lynn said...

Damn straight! That's a good reason and a great plan. Yay for you. ;)

Amy said...

Woo hoo, another half! There is nothing like the fear of having a half looming ominously on your calendar to gett that butt in gear! Good luck with the training and enjoy the good weather - finally we have it better than those Florida people!

Chic Runner said...

Great goal lily! You will rock it and that looks like a sweet race! :) Nice job on picking out a fun one.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

The weather was absolutely wonderful this weekend!! Agree that having a goal will help -- and sounds like you have a great one!! Your perseverance is incredible!

Jess said...

How about I trade you weather? I'm sick of the heat already. Or maybe, we could just have the weathe rgods average out our two climates for something nice and moderate for both locales?

Vava said...

Yes, it was a beautiful weekend. Train well and stay healthy!

Anne said...

It's amazing how quickly old habits are replaced when we've been injured. Things must be going very well for you if you're already contemplating a half marathon in September. Great to hear!

Wes said...

The fact your are even THINKING about races is a good sign :-) Keep at it!!

Nat said...

I am having significant motivational issues of late. I think I need new goals.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, now you don't have a reason to NOT do it! Get off that couch......

Groover said...

I love this adidas slogan! It should get you motivated. Come on, Ruby's waiting. What are you waiting for? :-)

Xenia said...

I find I always do more if I have a goal...and tell people about it. Accountability is really key for me.

Good luck, Coach! You can do it. :)

Nitmos said...

Good for you! You'll finish the half one way or another. And the post race beer - or wine - will taste exactly the same no matter what.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Wow. The impossible is nothing brings me memories of Toronto last year. This slogan carried me through the waterfront marathon. I only realized at km 36 that it is nothing is impossible backwards :)

Buttsy said...

Had to uby"...we have a friend named ruby who rides an Avanti "Ruby"....anyway I thought it was funny...must get a name for my bike someday

robison52 said...

My short-range and long-range goals does help you get out that front door. Also, posting your goals on your blog holds you accountable!