Thursday, August 13, 2009

Finding motivation in those I follow

I have had a whole week off with some horrid friends all roll their eyes at this statement. But to me it feels like forever.

You get into a routine and you follow a program. Then you track your results and get great delight in seeing your times start to drop as you get nearer to your goal each week. But to have a week taken - can be almost heart breaking.

So as I read the blogs I follow - I find each one inspires me and I draw from their accomplishments! One gets up at some crazy hour in the mornings and walks on her own in the dark and one has just completed a Marathon...IN THE DARK!!! WITH ALIENS!!! so its time for me to harden up and get back out there.

Coach has told me to stick to the program even with tomorrow being my "given" rest day...I am to still follow it. So its track on Saturday morning - Pyramids(stack training) which I will do in my new compression gear. I am really keen to log my times on the track in the new gear.

So I will take this wee moment to thank all the wonderful walkers that I follow and have developed friendships with. Reading your blogs and your posts brighten my day and help me when my own training gets tough.


Glennis said...

I hope the virus you had is now up and gone and your all better again. Don't worry you can still do it.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Nyle, it is hard for people to understand. When I was preparing for my back belt I broke a toe and both thumbs. I used to tell everyone I rather that than the flu. You should see the look. I could still spar when something is broken but I couldn't with the flu. Hey, there is still time.

malvs2walk said...

I also get inspiration from those I follow!

Your body needs that extra rest when you are ill. When your fitness is at such a high level, that one week off won't make a difference.

You will be back in your groove soon! ;-)

Tammy said...

I get inspired from your blog, too!

I have to get up early or I can't work out before the kids get up :) so really, I'm not that virtuous!