Monday, February 2, 2009

TNT: Day 1

Watch that first step, it’s a duhooooozy. - Stephen Tobolowsky as Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog Day"

Today is my first "official" training day for Team in Training. My little calendar said that I'm to run 1 mile today.

So, before the sun was even up this morning, I was awake, doing some warm-up and stretches.

I filled the water bottles on my fuel belt, grabbed my iPhone and headed upstairs to hit the elliptical.

I did my first mile and am so happy! I focused on keeping pace and being comfortable instead of seeing how fast I could go. It helped that I had some fun music on shuffle keeping me going:

  • Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice - Even though it started with "Alright, stop," I kept going.
  • Think It Over One Time by Robert Earl Keen - Was there a message there?
  • Rebel Yell by Billy Idol - How could you not cry more, more, more???
  • Baby Got Back by Sir Mixx A Lot - My theme song, you know
  • Mickey by Tony Basil - The beat really keeps you moving

It felt good to accomplish my goal for the day so I gave myself a sticker on my training calendar. (Whatever keeps you going, right?!)

Now, we're headed to Target to pick up some socks (I haven't bought socks in longer than I can remember!) then down to Roger Solers to get some new running shoes (I won't even admit when I bought my current pair!).

BTW: Puxatawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. I guess that means six more weeks of fabulous weather!


HeatherPride said...

Oh good luck!! I am cracking up over the fact that you gave yourself a sticker!!! hee hee

Frogs in my formula said...

Everyone is exercising!! I feel so pressured to jump on this bandwagon. That's a good thing (a really, really good thing) but I think I missed the memo about Feb being in-shape month!

tierd said...

That is great! It's not in me, but I wish it was!

Christine said...

I'm with you- I cannot resist the urge to shout "More! More! More!" along with Billy Idol.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I just wanted to thank you for your message to Tuesday's family. Your heart is made up and will be delivered to them with many messages of love & encouragement.

Please continue to spread the message. I want to fill a whole box for the Whitt family.

God Bless!


Eric Barclay said...

Good for you! My wife and I are both avid runners and the Half Marathon is a great distance and a real accomplishment. Good luck with your training!

Kristin said...

Hey Mary Anna....I gotta run to dance with the girls, but I just wanted to comment real quick if you wanted to look at my blog. It's good to find you again! When I have more time, I'm going to sit down and read what all you've been up to!


Frogs in my formula said...

I love the look of your new website. Who did it and if you don't mind me asking, how much did it run you? (Can you send me an email Thank you!!