Monday, February 04, 2008

Just another day in paradise

beep. beep. beep. beep. beep.

~Confusion.~

~Fumbling around to find the alarm clock.~

WHACK!

The debate begins.

Your's Truly: "Oh my. It's time. Hill running then swim. Nobody's meeting me this morning, though, I can sleep a few more minutes."

Fast forward 7 minutes.

beep. beep. beep. beep. beep.

Your's Truly: "Already?! I wonder if it's raining. I can run at lunch and then swim tonight and that way I can go ahead get this rest that I need."

~Enter Mr. Fear of the 2.4 Part.~

Mr. Fear of the 2.4 Part: Go ahead and sleep in, I don't care if you swim this morning or tonight. But if something comes up and you can't, you've missed a swim. Think ocean waves. Think 1.2 miles in May and then 2.4 miles in November. Waves, honey. Washing machine. Like I said, I don't care if it's done this morning or tonight, but it's gotta get done.

Your's Truly: "No way are you swimming tonight. You didn't put away the laundry yesterday, and you need to go help MB with her computer tonight, too. Hmmm...
Warm bed now vs. running hills then cold swimming pool.
Chaos/laundry isn't touched/shortchange my boys vs. Organization/laundry done/enjoy family time.
Workouts complete before 7 a.m. vs. Lunch run and night swim.

No contest.

I got my boo-tay out of bed and knocked out 4 miles with hill repeats before the rain came down. Went inside the rec and did the BT prescribed 2400 yd. swim workout and felt great about it.

Fear is a worthy motivator.



12 comments:

Benson said...

You're a Warrior Woman, you have no fear anymore. You got out there and you did it. Keep it going. 'nuff said.

very cool banner and nice personal pic.

david said...

You are right...Fear is a GREAT motivator.

SUB6 said...

I had the same convo with myself this morning but the lazy voice won and I played the snooze game.

Managed to get a run in at lunchtime and then a bike ride tonight before dinner so no harm done BUT I admire your motivation! :)

TJ said...

way to get it done.
fear will get you moving when nothing else will.

greyhound said...

fear is what kept me going last year. The second time around, I have been searching for something as strong as that, and I am not sure I've found it yet.

Flatman said...

way to GO! :)

Marathoner in Training said...

That is great, and motovating. That is showing the true fire from inside.

Ryan said...

Nothing feels better than nailing your workouts after a total lack of motivation! Nice!

TriSonq said...

I'm finally signed up for Gulf Coast. Woo-hoo!

J~Mom said...

Great post!! I totally agree with you on the fear!

Lance Notstrong said...

Alot of times fear is the only motivator.

2.4 miles looms ahead :-)

Rae said...

Love the new header!!

A swim that long wouldn't give me fear, it would give me a heart attack!!!