Sunday, March 27, 2011

Patience

Learn the art of patience.  Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal.  Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure.  Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. 
Brian Adams

Here's a quick run down of what has been happening....
  • The past three weeks have flown by...not sure about you, but I can't believe April is almost here!
  • I'm hoping my pictures appear in this post...having some trouble with blogger...
  • A few Saturdays ago, instead of lacing up the running shoes...I joined Team Nutty for a bike ride from Golden to Morrison and then back.  It was a wonderful change of pace and I think I held my own with the boys.  Now, I can't get the Queen song out of my head..."I want to ride my bicycle."  You know the song...
  • Uphills with no bike fitness require patience.  It also helps when you have the encouragement of others.
  • Downhills on the bike are scary. Folks coaching me on the downhill have to have a lot of patience - it is possible to go slower on the downhill than the uphill...
  • My core and my bike fitness is not as strong as I would like it to be.  A few hours on the bike resulted in exhaustion and throwing out my back.  Who says riding a bike is easy?
  • A few days of rest can cure just about anything.  So can a proper sports massage.
  • An eighteen mile run turn around should always have views like this:
  • Patience can bring fun to a long run. 
  • Patience can also help when you take a wrong turn during a long run.
  • Patience is key when you take a 12 mile run with 2000 feet elevation gain...and it helps to have a running friend for the first 1000 feet elevation gain...
  • Powerbars can bring needed energy to a long run.  It's amazing when you are dialed in with your fueling during a run - clear mind, strong legs...
  • Surrounding yourself with beautiful views of an 8 miler the day after an 18 miler helps to fend off tired, heavy legs....I forgot my camera, but the following trails around Boulder were awesome to be on: Dowdy Ditch and Springbrook.  So close to the Flatirons...
  • The benefits of eating well are really priceless - I started slipping into a lot of processed stuff but turned it around this past week and I'm always amazed how good nutrition impacts your wellbeing, workouts and sleep.
Week of March 7:
Monday: 5.16 miles
Tuesday: 7.01 miles
Wednesday: strength training
Thursday: 6.57 miles
Friday: strength training
Saturday: 16 mile bike ride
Sunday: 8.03 miles
Total Miles: 26.77 miles

Week of March 14:
Monday: REST DAY
Tuesday: 4.0 miles
Wednesday: strength training/4.03 miles
Thursday: 7.06 miles
Friday: REST DAY
Saturday: 18.5 miles
Sunday: 8.0 miles
Total Miles:  41.59 miles

Week of March 21:
Monday: REST DAY
Tuesday: 6.50 miles
Wednesday: strength training/6.05 miles
Thursday: 6.70 miles
Friday: strength training
Saturday: 12.5 miles
Sunday: 12.43 miles
Total Miles: 44.18 miles
Happy Running!

Laura

2 comments:

  1. I love your starting quote - so very true and so very appropriate! Yes, the pics worked when I clicked on them. Very nice work on your long runs and the bike ride - I am jealous! Don't you just love the trails around Boulder? I think part of what makes them seem extra fun is that they are completely new and fresh. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. I need to take a nap after reading that. Great work, Ms. Laura!

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