April 15, 2012

My new ride

This is my car, and this is how it's going to stay for the time being.
This is how I will be getting around for now. Gas is expensive, and until I have money coming in I really need to cut corners. This is one place I can do that. The farthest I go on a regular basis is to Superman's, and I proved last year I can ride to and from his place no problem. It's time to start doing that again.

In addition to biking upwards of 20 miles, 5 days a week, I've added another challenge to my goal list:

Just doing the Insanity fitness test today slowed my out-of-control running down to 11:20 minute-miles. The goal is to strengthen my core, which appears to be the weakest link to my current running form. I can run 10 minute miles, but I cannot sustain them, and my core is what tires first.

Specifically for Goddess (from a conversation at lunch yesterday)...

goal  /gōl/ noun 1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end

It is a goal to complete this Insanity program, while also running as many days as possible, while also riding everywhere I need to be in lieu of driving. I don't know if I will achieve these goals. In fact, I already know I cannot currently run every day without injury. The best I can do is try, and keep on trying, until I either achieve my goals or decide it's in my better interest to find new goals. I do know this will likely put me in the best shape of my life, or at least of the last 15 years. The most important part, as far as I'm concerned, is that I have goals I am working toward. THAT is what keeps me motivated to continue pushing forward, motivated to continue trying to improve.

1 comment:

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Biking everywhere is going to be fun and great for your legs.