THE Jog Blog – 13

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Tina’s Current Obsession:

I am LOVING Starbucks Spiced Apple Cider with Whipped Cream and Caramel.  It’s like a hug from someone you know who really loves you.  It’s that good! 

Favorite Quotation With A Tina-Twist:

You create your reality with your intentions…I just created a donut!

Tina’s Best Text Received:

Just did 10K in 1 hour and 10 minutes!!!

Later On That Week From The Same Person:

We’ve decided to do the half marathon!

I had many texts, emails and messages this week from people who are incorporating jogging and exercise into their life and they are seeing real changes…they are so HAPPY and EXCITED and noticing a difference in their MOOD, ENERGY LEVELS and STRESS.  I am equally as excited and happy because I know it just gets better!

Here are details about the marathon, which I will run in October.  They also have a kids run, an 8k and half marathon as well.  PLEASE JOIN ME!  It’s going to be a FUN, EXCITING, JOYFUL day and I would love YOU to be there.

January 13, 2011 – SPEED TRAINING (Warm up jog, run 2 min at 80% / 2 min walk)

I love speed training. I contemplated not going today because I am still battling exhaustion; however, I went to the gym and really pushed myself. When I first started jogging a few years ago, I didn’t do any hills or speed training, I just focused on increasing my jog time versus my walk time and slowly increasing my distance. That was a challenge then, and this is my challenge now.  I LOVE it.

January 14, 2011 – REST

January 15, 2011 – REST

January 16, 2011 – HIKE and JOG 15K (Run 10 min / walk 1 min)

I was hesitant today because of the rain and the long distance by myself.  I hiked in the morning and got completely soaked but absolutely loved being outside in the fresh air.

I came home put on warm, dry jogging gear and then, I DECIDED I was going to have a great jog. 

And I did. 

I could have had a difficult jog, focusing on my hip, back, arch, feeling tired all week etc…but I DECIDED I was going to have a great jog.  I was going to enjoy it, each step.  Each deep breath in and each exhale out.  I was going to enjoy the people around me as they were walking their dogs or talking to their friends.  I was going to enjoy the full, fresh ocean beside me and the fact the rain didn’t fall on me once and the sun shone instead.  IT WAS A GREAT JOG.

After the jog I took off my shoes and socks.  I walked into the cold ocean up to my knees.  My legs and toes were bright red when I came out, but they felt fantastic. I did some stretches and then came home.

Today I DECIDED to have a great jog…can you imagine what a difference you could make today if you DECIDED on a positive outcome instead of a negative one? 

January 17, 2011 – SICK

January 18, 2011 – SICK (I was suppose to Cross Train)

I don’t have a lot of strength today. Sleep is what I need right now.  Sleep and orange juice.

January 19, 2011 – SICK (Suppose to 5-6 Hill Repeats)

It was all I could do to get out of bed today.  I set my alarm for 7:15 a.m. and just felt so wretched that I slept until 8:00 then decided to sleep till almost 11:00!  You know Tina’s sick when she sleeps that late.  I can’t stand sleeping in, I feel like I’m wasting my day but ultimately if I’m sick I am not productive so I need to get healthy as quickly as possible and that requires rest.  I don’t like this feeling of not accomplishing anything…when you are sick, getting healthy is your accomplishment…I need to remember that.

Life is Precious: I was humbled this week by my own flu/cold but more importantly by a couple other people who are courageously fighting for their health and wellness. Life is precious and day to day life can sometimes rob you of that realization. 

Take a minute today and reflect, honor and be grateful for that breath in, and that breath out…

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  1. carmelle519 says:

    Very inspired by today’s post! Meeting my friend at the gym in a couple of hours and we’ve DECIDED to have a great run tonight! Thanks for the inspiration!
    BEGINNING IT NOW!

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