(From a New Balance video circulating on YouTube)
This is my run.
There are many others like it, but this one is mine.
My run is my haven, it is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.
Without me, my run is nothing.
Without my run, I am nothing.
I must run its roads true.
I must run faster than the stress of the world that is working to drag me down.
I must outrun stress before it overruns me.
I swear this creed.
My run and I are defenders of my sanity.
We are the masters of my body.
We are the saviors of my life.
So be it,
Until victory is mine and nothing remains
I did an easy 3K this morning as prescribed by Smartcoach, and I ran with my new buddy for the first time… I loved it! I watched some of the video tutorials the night before and went to sleep hoping I’d be able to make the thing work the next day.
Morning came and got ready to run. I spent some minutes fumbling with the controls, and I finally decided to do a simple workout. Those 3 kilometers sure went by fast.
Really, what an amazing piece of technology.
My left knee was the party pooper, though. :( It’s times like these that make me wish I had discovered running 10 years ago, or that I were 10 years younger!
Santa, please give me a set of good, strong knees for Christmas!
My friend arrived from the US yesterday and handed me the thing I’d been waiting for for months. This:
I didn’t have much time to toy with it this morning as I had to leave for work after having charged it for 3 hours. I’m a bit intimidated by it, honestly, and at one point I wondered if I’d been better off getting the 110. But oh well, I will have to learn how to use it. Any tips for a GPS watch newbie will be much appreciated. :)
As for the second piece of good news, I won a Condura Skyway Marathon race kit from Hotlegs Runner! Woot! Thanks again, Julie! It’s on February 6, and as it’s still 2 months away, I still have some time to seriously train. Seriously. I’m doing 10K again because I’ve decided that I won’t do longer distances till I get a faster 10K time (maybe sub-60??).
I’ve been stuck in a (running) rut lately, and I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the holiday season. Here in the Philippines, the temperature goes down a little bit in November — to maybe about 28 to 30C — and it gets a little bit harder to get up from bed in the morning.
Then there’s the eating. I’ve been gorging on chocolate, ice cream, and all kinds of sweets lately, making me feel fat and heavy. Ugh.
Then there’s my friend ITBS. My left knee is a painful mess whenever I run.
But starting tomorrow I’ve decided to (as a friend would say) suck it up, buttercup!
I just need to find the motivation and inspiration to get out of bed in the morning.