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Comeback 2013

What do we use to stay motivated?

In life, what do we do when we start out too strong, and feel like we can’t finish?

Same thing in a race. Back off some, regain our composure, then keep going.

Two mile combined split 13:47… the goal at this point was 14:15 (two miles at 7:15 and 7:00).

 

iPhone screen shot of 5k mile splits
5k: 1st mile 6:39, 2nd mile 7:07

 

So I stopped and walked for half a minute.

What do we use to stay motivated?

Eyes always on the goal.

 

Windermere 5k 50-54M race results
5k goal was sub 22:00

 

Breaking 22 minutes felt like victory, even though walking felt like failure.

Keep going.

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Staying Motivated

We lose our edge to stay motivated without these three things

Indianapolis, Indiana
view from treadmill

 

How’s our motivation? What would we say to that right now?

We lose our edge to stay motivated without these three things:

  1. an impossible goal
  2. (ongoing) compelling short term goals to reach the first goal
  3. the creativity to turn a negative into a positive

Back last night from a road trip. One of the most taxing weeks in a long time. Exercise was minimal.

Five days in a hotel netted only two treadmill runs (not a treadmill fan):

  • 2-miles at 10-minute mile pace (pedestrian for me)
  • 4-miles, including a 6-minute mile (sweet!)

Does this example mean anything to us?

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Comeback 2013

Comeback 2013 is simply a creative solution to this dilemma

Was Steve's last Summer insanely great?
Was Steve’s last Summer insanely great?

 

Comeback 2013 is simply a creative solution to this dilemma.

Staying motivated.

Our life’s contract has fine print that reads, “For our entire lifetime“.

Yes, insanely great is our responsibility.

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Need Help Not Giving Up?

It’s simply so much easier to do this than to worry about that

Photo of Seth Godin's newest book
Taking life one day at a time with gusto is challenging

It’s simply so much easier to do this than to worry about that. Driving home from Gold’s Gym last night, reminded my Son that life has seasons. And that lately I don’t feel like going to the gym – more than I actually feel like going.

The unspoken message was that decent wellness is not an option, it’s a necessity. When it’s ridiculously easier to sit around and relax, don’t.

Thursday, December 27 is just like every other day… and I’m so thankful I’m heading over to the Next Blog

 

 

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Need Help Not Giving Up?

Here’s the number one challenge with staying healthy

exercise boredom
do birds ever get bored with flying? who wouldn't love to be able to fly?

Here’s the number one challenge with staying healthy. Boredom (injury is number two). Yesterday was the last day of  5th grade for our son. Picked him up and we drove to Gold’s Gym. Been going there about four years.

Leaving, I told Chapin, “I really didn’t feel like working out today. And half way through, I didn’t feel like finishing. I still had 15 minutes left, but (after 55 minutes) decided enough was enough.”

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