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!

8 comments:

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!

Tamara

http://proudtobecheap.blogspot.com/

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!

Kristin

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 frogsinmyformula@gmail.com?) Thank you!!