Sunday, May 17, 2009

This Week's Cardio Massacre

Monday 05/11/2009 7 miles
Tuesday 05/12/2009 7 miles
Wednesday 05/13/2009 7 miles
Thursday 05/14/2009 7 miles
Friday 05/15/2009 7 miles
Saturday 05/16/2009 Rest
Sunday 05/17/2009 Rest

Total: 35 miles
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I set myself a challenge to run 7 miles every day Mon-Friday and I managed it!

It was exhausting, grueling, pulverizing but I got through it. The psychological challenge was the greatest part. One foot in front of the other, just focusing on the immediate future, hovering in some kind of meditative state to push through the miles. I can imagine this must be a very scaled-down version of what marathon runners experience.

I've had the weekend for my body to recover from the punishment, and the soreness is almost gone.

The usefulness of breaking down a problem or challenge into its Smallest Possible Units, and attacking each one in turn and not thinking about the next, will be with me for a long time.
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