Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Walk 'til you run

Today is my walk day as I have realized that I am allowed a good run but need to give my legs a break for a day. I should be better for back-to-back runs by next week. Today's title is gleaned from U2's song Unforgettable Fire from the same titled 1984 album. I am definitely in that "walk" mode between the days I can run.

Unforgettable Fire contains tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Presley. I was in Memphis this past May and had a chance to drive by the Lorraine Motel where King was assassinated on our way to Graceland. I expected Graceland to be a bit cheesy but was moved at how Elvis continues to touch lives and what a seminal figure he was. If you are ever in Memphis it is well worth the trip.

Today is gym day again and I still struggle to develop the momentum that came much easier last winter. Fortunately, I have begun to refine my goals and achieve some small (very small) victories. Some friends are surprised that I have trouble with motivation. They expect that if you run relatively fast you have some innate drive built in. No, it is still hard to push yourself even when one is in great shape, but it is certainly easier when you have gotten into that routine where it feels strange to not workout. Right now the opposite is the case.

"One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals." Micheal Korda

I am also trying to develop that momentum in my daily postings. Just like running, writing takes practice and becomes easier when you get in that rhythm. I'm trying to find the rhythm and the voice to produce content that is relevant to those willing to read. Please give feedback and let me know, honestly, if you enjoy or are bored. My goal is to have something that is of more value than just taking time out of the day that otherwise would have been wasted on TV or fantasy football.


Jerome said...
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jmc said...

Now I know why I feel so tired before I head out for a run--I just want to crawl into bed and take a long nap. Momentum. What gets me out the door is motivation. Good to know I am not alone in this eternal battle.