Well I got out of work at 4a.m. and I did a trial run for the 10k I am doing this Saturday. http://www.lasvegasrunningteam.com/Results/2008/sunover.htm if you are interested in the race here in Las Vegas. Last year I did the race in 46:51. Last week I did a trial run and I ran it in 55 minutes. Well before I did the trial run my older brother who is a doctor and seems to beat me at almost everything in life, said he recently ran the 10K in Utica, NY in 46 minutes. He basically said he couldn't imagine me running the race in 46 minutes if I did it in 55 minutes last week. Well with that motivation in mind, I ran my but off this morning. I was trying to get 45 minutes. I didn't do that well, but I did improve my time from last weeks from to 48:37 minutes. Just about 2 minutes off of last years time and I am 10lbs heavier than last year at the moment. Throughout the run, I just constantly pushed hard and thought about how my brother believed that I couldn't do it. The motivation was huge, because it was very tough to push myself soo hard. It felt great after but I was breathing hard during it.
On a side note, I was listening to a CD from Success magazine on the way home and they mentioned that many people are overweight as a sympton for things that aren't going well in their life. That got me thinking and I think he's right. When things are going well, I often eat more and exercise less and get depressed. Its very hard for me to stay thin when I am feeling down about life.
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