“Divide the marathon into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.” -Mike Fanelli, runner and coach
“We run to undo the damage we’ve done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered.”- John “The Penguin” Bingham
I came across a really great article of 101 Running Tips.
I recommend you take the time to read through it because there are some awesome tips and great motivators.
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Raleigh, NC — 3/23/2012
IT WAS COLD. It was really cold this morning, but I still had a really great time. It didn’t feel like a 5k race to me. The obstacles were a lot of fun—some a little more frightening than others, but I successfully made it through all of them.
2 of the mud pits were frozen this morning… so they had to dry them up so we wouldn’t get hypothermia and DIE. Had it been warmer, it would have been far, far muddier.
Regardless of the not so great weather, I had a great time.
Can’t wait to do another mud run. When it’s not 40 degrees outside.
Disney’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler.
I just registered, and I will be there, and I couldn’t be more excited if I tried.
I found this workout floating around a few weeks ago, and I’ve been wanting to give it a try for a while.
But I always convinced myself that it wouldn’t give me as good of a workout as if I went, say, running, or to the gym.
No, Grace. You were wrong.
Today is kind of gloomy outside, so I wasn’t going to go run, and I didn’t feel like going to the gym. But I also didn’t want to do nothing. Dilemma.
So I decided to try this workout, finally.
I did 4 reps of this, a total of 40 minutes, which is more or less the amount of cardio I would have done at the gym, and I can say that I sweated just as much doing this than if I had just gone for a run. Not only that, but I did ab things and arm things that I wouldn’t do at the gym because by the time I tell myself to go to some strength, I’m too tired, so I leave.
I just never feel like I can get as good of a workout at home as I can running 3 miles or doing cardio at the gym. I know I can, it’s just a tough mental spot I’ve placed myself in.
Anyways—I recommend this workout. It will only work, though, if you do each minute as hard as you can. Don’t cheat yourself.
You’ll feel good when you’re done. Better still after a shower.