Working to keep improving
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
For awhile it seemed like I was making fitness and weight loss strides in huge leaps. That was a lot of fun, and made me feel really good. Of course, considering where I started, I needed to make huge strides to get healthy.
Now the improvement comes in much smaller increments. It's harder to measure the steps: instead of inches coming off, I might shave a second or two off my pace in a training run. Maybe I can hit my target interval pace a bit more regularly. This is a lot tougher, isn't it?
I still have a commitment to getting fitter and healthier. I'd like to see myself get faster in races, be able to go farther, etc. But without those giant leaps, it is a little harder to keep up my motivation.
The entries for the November Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon opened yesterday. I'm doing my first half-marathon in April, I'm signed up for one in August, and I want to do the Disney run as a gift to myself for my 50th birthday. These are the things that I hope will keep me working to improve. I've got a date with Mickey Mouse!!