Monday, April 11, 2011

Motivation Monday!

Motivation Monday

Monday, Monday!  Normally I'd be bummed about it being a Monday, but nope...we close on our house this Wednesday!  So yes!  Good week!

So, this week, my motivation is to keep up the training.  We are less than a month away from the mini-marathon, and this last weekend we did the 15k training race.  That's 9.3 miles, folks.  It's a long freaking time.  I don't think I have ever walked that for, in a race that  is...sure, I've done shopping sprees, and I'm sure if you calculated how much I've walked, you may get 9 miles...maybe...but...seriously, this was hard.  A lot of it was mental.  I'll admit that coming up the Mile 1, Mile 2 markers I thought "Oh shit, I have 7 more to go?"  But I pushed along. 

The tough part was when it started raining.  We knew there was a chance it would rain (It was like 30%), but as soon as it started sprinkling, I started to worry.  Soon it wasn't just sprinkling but actually raining.  Then came the thunder.  And lightning.  I hit the 7 mile mark when my feet started killing me shortly after I stepped in a giant puddle.  But I kept going...I had to finish.  I joked with these two girls who were walking at the same pace as me about how hardcore we were.  Because seriously, how hardcore is that?  Ha

I finished the race at 2:12:57, and from T's calculation that was a 14:16 minute mile.  I impressed myself with my hauling ass.  Of course, I limped to the car and was barely able to walk the remainder of the day, but it was worth it.

So I need to keep that good feeling in mind as I prepare for the mini and add 4 miles to that 9.3.  And I need to keep up with the interval workouts on the elliptical and weights with the trainer.  And stay away from the sweets, which is super hard because I really really LOVE Easter candy.  It is the best candy of the year, you know...

So that's my motivation...what's yours?  It's easy to participate...just write a post about what kind of motivation you need this week and comment on this post with your link, and I'll link you up! 

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Chloe @ My New Life as a Housewife 
Erika @ Studio E Designs
Robin @ Find Good in Every Day
Amber @ Amber LaShell Rants
Audra @ Rediscovering Domesticity
Ali @ A Coffeeqween's Life
Chantel @ My Thoughts and Treasures


  1. Aww, thanks for adding my link!!
    I was about to share my link here, and then read "Chloe @ My New Life as a Housewife"... and said "wait, my link is already here!" haha
    Thank you!!
    I'm so proud you did such an amazing job!!! Way to go, girl!!

  2. Good for you for finishing the 15k! That's awesome, especially in the rain! Keep it up - I know you can do it!

  3. Here's mine :-)

  4. So, so proud of you!!! CAN'T wait for the house closing! YAYYYYY!

  5. As soon as the lightning and thunder started, I would have given up. Good for you for finishing!

  6. Linking up this week!

  7. As much as I hate running, I know you need a lot of motivation for that, and yay for the house closing this wednesday, I hope you go out and celebrate!

    Here is my post this week..

  8. Wow! I am amazed at anyone who can run long distances at all - let alone a half marathon! Way to go!

    Here's my motivation monday post:

  9. You should be so proud of yourself! Great job!

    Here's my link :-)


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