Sunday, October 12, 2008

Are You Trying To Make My Head Explode?

It is now less than 100 days to the running of the Houston Marathon--the next "A" race at which part of me wants to set a new marathon PR. That part of me is getting up, hitting the streets, completing the workouts, and seeing progress. That part of me ran 18 miles yesterday at an OK long run pace and finished strong on the rolling last miles of the marathon course.

But see, there's this other part of me that seems to think that it's OK to get a B+ on workout compliance, that it's acceptable to obtain a B+ on tightening up the dietary standards and shed that extra bit of gelatinous goo and get back into "fighting shape," that it's really nobody's business whether I log my workouts, or whether I am strictly hitting my splits, that "good enough" is good enough.

Good enough is NOT good enough, mister. This little rant is to the lazy person inside me:

I know I'm supposed to be Blogger Give-A-Crap, but you want to know the God's honest truth? I am what I eat, and I clearly went out and devoured a 9-minute-mile, dumpy, 42 year old lawyer--not an Iron Greyhound.

As of now, I'm in training. I am not just doing training, as I have been all along. I am "IN" TRAINING. I will eat real food, not processed, food-like substances, mostly plants, and not too much. No more Scotch. No more beer. Lunches to be taken to work. Healthy snacks. Workouts to be logged. Splits to be hit.

We are going south of 3:53:41--maybe way south. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Sweat the small stuff. It's time to get with it.



Greyt Times said...

w00t! w00t!

Fe-lady said...

Beer doesn't count as it's OK.
Wine too!

(Don't listen to me...I am not marathon training....)

CoachLiz said...

At least I ran 18+ miles yesterday after sitting on my rear watching Kona coverage yesterday. It is time for me to start cleaning up my diet as well.

Your goo around your belly button is the goo hanging off the back of my butt at the top of my legs. Blech!

trigirl82 said...

Hahaha. I hear you! I have to check my inner laziness more often than I care to admit.

Really enjoy your blog, good luck training! :-)

21stCenturyMom said...

Now THAT I understand. Your catechism stuff - not so much but the throw down, clean up the diet, get it together with the training - that I get. Go Greyhound!

Cass said...

I understand and am doing the same thing. We can keep each other honest!
Thanks for the notice that it is less than 100 days... I needed that!

Lana said...

I second that. For me, no more cheeseburgers and ice cream over here.

kellybean said...

I feel you Greyhound! I need to do the same thing. I will jump on your wagon any day. Today is a great day for change!-KC

Trihardist said...

You've got a great start on some mantras, there. No more scotch! No more beer! definitely has a nice rhythm. I could run to that.

Your realization is a reminder to all of us that we need to ask ourselves how bad we want it. How bad I want it.

Thanks :-)

jeanne said...

nice one!! i am totally giving up scotch right this second! (heh)

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Bigun said...

I ate that fat guys twin.