Friday, February 21, 2014

I Promised

Yesterday, I said, "Tomorrow morning I will be up at 6:30 AM, pounding on that treadmill. And I'll post about it, to prove it. I swear. I really do."

So, here's the picture...

It was amazing how much it changed my attitude. I feel so good about myself and about the possibilities in life. And I only ran for about fifteen minutes. I only ran a mile.

It seems that running is a lot like writing. It's kind of hard to do, and therefore it's something that I try to avoid, but when I actually do it, I feel so good and have so much fun, it makes me wonder why I don't do it all the time.

I couldn't get a good picture from running in the basement. I guess there's a good reason that I always ran outside when I was making my progress toward 500 miles video. The indoor treadmill stuff would have really sucked.

It may have been fun to run, but I took so much time off, that my lungs were already burning within the fifteen short minutes that I ran. What a dumb thing to do that was, taking time off. My shin splints better not come back, that's all I have to say.

I'm gonna have to do some kind of writing goal here soon too. Especially after reading some strong words from Dean Wesley Smith recently that made me feel like I better quit the whining and start the doing.

It's kind of nice to have a positive attitude. Hopefully, I can hang onto that.


  1. Good for you! How do you take the pictures of yourself running? Do you somehow do it remotely?

  2. Great! I have exactly the same relationship with running, I leave it for a while then enjoy it when I return to it. I just need to make it a habit.

    Have you set a running goal for the year?

  3. Tena, I took pictures by taking a video. I have a timer app for my iPhone that takes pictures like any camera that comes with a timer would, but it's such a crappy app that half the time it takes the picture, then crashes and zaps the picture into the ether. Also, the flash is so bad on an iPhone that I don't bother in dark places even using it as a camera. Video often looks good though, even in dark places, so I took video, then go into a program I have called MPEG Streamclip and take a frame from the video to use as the picture.

    Jeremy, my goal for this year is to complete a Marathon. I need to get training on it too, or I'm not going to be ready.

  4. ::cue theme from Six Million Dollar Man::