Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Moving along.

There comes a point when you just have to put yourself out there and take a chance on yourself and see how  you respond. Well that is what I have been doing and yesterday's run proved that I still have a little "get up and go" left in the old engine. 

So I am still at the walk/run phase but I almost doubled my distance by doing a lap around the river. Clair and I even ran the dirt track and I wasn't even that puffed. Mind you the first 1km we both ran we both took off like a bull at a gate and then I had to slow it down to a more respectable 6min/km pace. Much much better. But my body this morning is feeling great. Apart from the usual heaviness - there is no pain anywhere and I feel as happy as a kid in a candy shop.

And because I am still at the beginning phase I decided now would be a good time to wean myself into a brand new spanking pair of Newtons - Lady Isaac's. Check out how pretty they are.
I'm sure they won't stay this clean for too long.

So, as I look back at my first week of Yeppoon training - I think I am doing pretty good. My stomach is holding up really well and there is absolutely no pain to speak of, other than muscular aches. I am stoked. Looks like another perfect day out there - so it's off to ride my bike again with the Wednesday morning group. I have missed them so much. 

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage