Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Don't get lazy.

There is something to be said for having a lazy day every now and then. Its good to rest,relax, and recharge. Vacations are awesome, even long ones.
What is not good is to blow off your workout while you are recharging and going back to square one.
Gather round children, Granny's got a story to tell you.
Once upon a time there was an old lady who decided she was going to run a marathon. She started training and things were going along swimmingly.
She had a 4 day weekend coming up and she was excited! She had big plans! The day before her big weekend she came home from work to get everything ready for her weekend and skipped her run/workout. Then mother nature smashed her plans to smithereens.
She was a sad old lady. She skipped her run/workout. For 4 days. Alternate plans were made which were fun yet exhausting. She went to bed at 6:45 after work on Monday.
Tuesday she popped out of bed at 4:30 am, jumped in her clothes and hit the gym.
Her body was in shock. Her legs screamed, her legs burned,her lungs were on fire and her feet forgot what they were supposed to be doing. But she refused to give in and kept going. It was like starting all over again. She was exceedingy happy that she finished before her doctor, who goes to the same gym, came in. 
Before she left the gym parking lot she made sure her alarm was set for the next morning because she never ever wants to start all over again! 
I hope you have learned a lesson from this poor woman's tale. Even if its only a short brisk walk, exercise everyday! You wont regret it.


2 comments:

  1. You can do it! The weather was pretty awful here as well over the holiday weekend. One thing I found (while not preferable) is to jog in place or around the house for 20-30 minutes, or 4-5 minutes past my average mile pace to get at least a mile in. Or you could always walk in place for that amount of time.

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  2. I was just flat out lazy. The gym was closed on the fourth but open the rest of the weekend. I could have run before any of our activities, in the rain but I used it as an excuse to be lazy. I wish I could figure out how to run on the treadmill without falling.

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