Monday, January 28, 2013

Run Forrest, Run!

 
 
 
Every time my alarm goes off at some ungodly hour of the morning I think of this woman who switches it off and rolls over for an extra bit of snooze time.  Then I think of how pasty and unhappy she looks for the rest of the ad compared to her healthy version. 
That literally gets me out of bed.
 
This morning I ran just over 8km.  The whole way.  Without stopping.  I'm aiming for 10km but after that I'm not sure what.  Running for more than an hour just seems kinda boring.  I play music during my runs and get little updates on how I'm doing with the Runkeeper app.  My shuffle button is quite intuitive too... every time I feel like stopping and walking a peppy upbeat song comes on and off I go! To name a few... Pat Benatar (All Fired Up), Transvision Vamp (I Want Your Love), Guns and Roses (Civil War), Madonna (Like a Virgin, Express Yourself, Like a Prayer), Bonnie Tyler (Faster than the Speed of Light), Tina Turner (The Best, Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary), Cindy Lauper (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), Aerosmith (Janie's Got a Gun) and when the going gets really tough on comes Eye of the Tiger! 
 
 
I have a wee running companion too!

(see all those leaves and tree branches in the background... his favourite activity is eating everything in the garden!)
Milo turned 1 today! 
He is finally learning to run at my pace rather than his and when I go out in the early mornings I always feel a bit safer with him next to me.  I wager he's better than taking another person in terms of motivation because he still gets me out and active as he needs exercise too and he doesn't expect me to make any conversation!  While I love a merry bit of exercise with a friend you can't talk and chat while also attempting to breathe!


Look how cute he was when we first got him!!!
 
 

2 comments:

  1. oh 10kms would be such an amazing goal to reach hey! I would love to get there as well, but I know it will be a slow one...I love what motivates you to get up...I love how I feel after I've exercised (not so much during) - I know I have heaps more energy, patience and I'm then motivated to eat better. I love your sound track. I'm just a nerd and listen to audio books ;-P

    ps- happy birthday to Milo...he was one very cute puppy!! xx

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  2. That is just fabulous lady, you are carving it up! I am loving your soundtrack too, classic. It's amazing how much better I feel after exercising in the morning. It is so bloody hard and I have had a few seriously lazy, sluggish months, but I'm determined to pick up the pace from now on. We owe it to ourselves to feel good. And your baby and running companion is so beautiful, can't believe it's been about a year since you showed him to us xo

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