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There is a man that runs around my town all of the time carrying himself with no evidence of being tired. You may see him out at the park r...

5.03.2010

Race. Iny Mini Miny Mo. Weigh-in Picture.

I posted earlier today about my energy and how motivated I was just to enjoy the day. It carried on through the rest of the day. I still need to do my P90X Yoga-X tonight (which is 1 ½ hours long), but still feel really good. There are a few things that I want to hit with this post tonight. Let’s start with the upcoming race.

Race.

I am feeling pretty good about this race. If you have followed my blog for any span of time, you know that I enjoy running. Approximately 70 days ago I added a countdown timer on the right side of the site. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. There were many times that I did not even know if I would be able to participate. We have been able to fight and bounce back from injury and the mental games associated with running. I say we, because I really do feel that you guys are a part of this journey with me. We are all getting fit together – and the best part is that we are doing this intentionally. Don’t you just love that you are able to accomplish what you set out to accomplish. Crazy cool huh?!

The race is on Saturday. I’m pretty excited. I saw a comment somewhere on another post and the person said – “why not be in it to win”. If it was you that said it, tell us. I have pushed and pushed myself to be able to complete this 5k with no stopping and have surprised myself with endurance. Why not be in this one and try to place? This takes nothing away from our other goals to simply finish the race - (that was my original goal before I started training for it). I am a competitive person and I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t want to win. As for my time – who knows what it could be – I’m shooting for under 30 minutes. Any time will be my personal best. I do know that I will give it what I have and leave it all out on that course. :)

Iny Mini Miny Mo

Sticking with the running theme of the post – I ran 4.31 miles in 43’18”. That's a pace of 10'03".

I did not look at the watch until 39 minutes. I was trying to guess where I was on time and had guessed 45 – 50 minutes. To my surprise it was only 39 and I kicked it up a notch b/c I only had a little left. During my run, I just went where I pleased. I tried to make it simple, but just ran. It was nice. I actually got behind the “runner” around town. I’ve talked about him before where he is always running and never looks tired. I was behind him and tried to sync pace with him. His pace worked with "iny mini miny mo". Each step is the beginning of each word. It may sound weird…but when you say it smoothly as when you read it…that was his pace. I used that for the duration of my run. I did not do it the whole time -that would drive me crazy.


Weigh In.

I managed to produce another loss this week! It was not quite as large the loss as the previous weeks, but it was bigger than any number below it!!!

I lost 1.2 pounds. I am starting to see a pretty good difference in definition in my body. Check for yourself. Go here to see a pic like this from January.




Give me ONE word that summarizes your workouts!

Mine is…"Mental"

22 comments:

cmoursler said...

first off...great loss...
second off..iny miny miney mo.
tough pace.
one word...
asskicking...
probably not one work...but I like it.

Sure Shot said...

Man, Seth...you've come a long, long way, dude. You are a machine. Keep rockin' it, man! Incredible inspiration for me.

Lauren said...

Good luck with the 5k! You seem very mentally prepared. When I did the 10k I was just aiming to finish, but I will do the same one next year and obviously I will want to do better. We always want to improve, human nature...I would like to train and do well and see the payoff of my hard work. I'll probably never win anything though, because I'll always be up against tough competition and I'm not that hardcore. Oh well, finishing in itself is still an accomplishment.
Another accomplishment- all the weight you've lost! Congratulations!

Lindsay said...

Gotta love the MENTAL game! Good job on the loss and good luck with the race!

Jess said...

I AM STOKED FOR YOU AND YOUR RACE! And that's a freaking awesome loss :) Nice work. Look at those guns. I'm scared.

Anyway, that's a sweet run. I think I'm going for a long run Wednesday. Must. Rest.

As for my pace, my pace is probably every syllable in "iny meenie miney mo". Barefoot running makes you trot a bit more, shorter strides.

Googie said...

Looking good!! Thanks for sticking with me. I really appreciate it!

Sayre said...

Energizing! They don't start off that way - it's always a bit of a slog at first, but about 10 minutes in, that changes and I feel like I could go forever.

Lisa said...

So awesome!! Mind over matter is the motto I use for working out. When I want to quit...that is what I say to myself.

Missy said...

My one word would be: SWEAT! As long as I get a good sweat session in I am happy.

Great weigh-in picture! You look great!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

My workout description: Soul Cleansing!

Lisa said...

Great job!

- Lisa

Staci Dombroski said...

You are doing awesome!! What a difference I am seeing! Way to go on your run :)

Jeremy Logsdon said...

Dude, you're doing awesome. And I like that you're going to try to place; most people just say they're going to do it. I hope you come in first. :)

bbubblyb said...

Way to go on your lose and looking back at your before pics you are kicking butt *smile*.

Reese said...

Way to go!! :)

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

You are beyond inspiring..

My workout word: energetic.

It's incredible how much mental power can increase the energy in our workouts. I burn more calories when I'm energetic...

Good luck in the race!!

Amber said...

Just found ya, thanks for following my blog.
As to the comment you read, I think if you finish you did win.
My thinking is I AM the one I am trying to beat, no one else.


Good luck with your race! Sounds like you'll do great!

I like the idea of the "iny mini miny mo" I may try that when I'm "un-grounded" from running.

*amber*

Frank Dobner said...

statuesque!

therightfit said...

Great job on the loss!

The work that would sum up my workouts would be "endorphins"!!!! I love the way I feel when I exercise.

therightfit said...

Great job on the loss!

The work that would sum up my workouts would be "endorphins"!!!! I love the way I feel when I exercise.

therightfit said...

P.S. I'm sorry - I don't know why it always publishes my comments twice!!!

ashley!nocera said...

Congrats on the loss!! I'll be making you a fun sign for your race as well :)...if you'd like? haha. And I talked about being in it to win it in life on my post about not letting the 3 lb gain get to me...but I don't think that's what you were thalking about?? Anyway, keep up the good work! I'm so excited to hear about your race!!!