I’ve seen a few of my twitter friends vow to start every Tweet with “In these tough economic times…”. They haven’t followed through, so I thought I’d go ahead and do it.
In these tough economic times, I ran 3 miles.
In these tough economic times, I created something new.
In these tough economic times, I had a new idea.
I’m not special. If you’ve lost your job, you’ve got more time. Do something with it. If there’s one thing I learned from “running” the one marathon I’ve run, it’s that each step – no matter how short, or how slow, or how painful – takes you closer to the finish. Find your passion and pursue it one step at a time.
This morning, I hit the gym for 6 miles on the bike combined with an upper and lower body workout. After work, I headed downtown with Alice for a 3 mile run. It was windy, but she was feeling fast today. We ran it sub 9 min/mile (approaching my normal easy pace). I might have to reign in the speed demon. Sunday will be her first 4 mile run, so we’ll see how she handles that. I’ll be hitting the core training class tomorrow morning, but I’ve got no running on tap until Saturday’s 400 m intervals.
In case I don’t post before Saturday, I’d like to wish a heartfelt good luck to Jess. She’s trained hard for a long time in preparation for this Saturday’s Big D Texas marathon. Unfortunately, she’s come down with a digestive virus in the last week, so that’s an added (unplanned) challenge. Good luck Jess!