Sunday, October 17, 2010

Oops...I emailed this to the wrond blog.

There is hope!

My new found determination really paid off! I set out for my 20 mile run thinking there was no way I would finish. I had even told myself thaw if I got in 13 I would be ok. Well I was wrong. The first 2 hours were rough but after that I fell into a comfortable run/walk routine and was able to finish in just under 4 hours and 10 mins. I know this is a painfully slow pace. Most people finish a all 26.2 of a marathon in this time but for me it was just right. I'm so thrilled to complete the full 20 that I don't really care if I run/walk just as long as I finish.
Maybe I can actually do this. Only 28 days until the real test...

From last Sunday

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Here we go

I created this blog 30 days prior to the nyc marathon. I feel under prepared and wanted to spend the next 30 days dedicated to my training. Years ago I had read that it takes 30 days to create/form a new habit and I figured that I could use the blog as motivation not only for the marathon but also for any goals I wanted to set for myself. My thought is that on the day I set a goal for myself, there will only be 30 more days to go until it is a habit of mine and not as much of a struggle. If I can do something for 30 days, I can make it part of my life.

I will probably work on more than one goal at a time and most likely will fail at a few along the way. I hope that I can become the person I want to be and accomplish the things  I set out to do.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Only In New York...

Every once in a while I see something that any normal person would think of as odd but after living in the city for 6 years, I just smile and pretend nothing strange happened. Today I was walking home from the subway when I was passed by Captain America. I mean it was a full, head to toe body suit, face mask, and shield. I chuckled a bit as no one around me even noticed but didn't think much of it. When I got home I saw that ComicCon started today so this guy was probably coming from there. Or maybe he wasn't. This could be his everyday outfit or maybe he was out to save the world?

Just another day in nyc.