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Wednesday, May 28, 2008


So I've had many years to perfect my procrastination technique. I've unfortunately been putting it to good use with both my fundraising and my physical training.

I was supposed to write my fundraising letter last night, but somehow, I managed to avoid it. Mostly by making a list of the other things that I need to do in order to send out my letters.
  • Buy Letterhead
  • Write Letter
  • Copy letter onto Letterhead
  • Buy stamps and Envelopes
  • Buy Labels and Return address labels
  • Collect addresses
  • Print labels and return address labels
  • Take photo for Thank you postcard
  • Get Thank you cards printed
  • Stuff envelopes
  • Turn letters in to TNT office (hopefully in time to get free postage)

All that I've actually accomplished is to Buy my TNT letterhead, sort of. I have the letterhead, but I didn't actually pay for it because they didn't have change. I'll have to remember to bring the money to our training session this weekend. I've got a dinner meeting tonight for bootcamp, but after that, I'm either writing my letter or posting my Miami pictures. The more that I get done, the fewer things that I can use to procrastinate. Also, I think that I'm going to go out during lunch to get envelopes, labels, and stamps. At least that way I'll have all of the supplies that I need to get the letters printed.

Procrastination here too.
I've been running all week. I'm still kind of trying to figure out how to make the TNT schedule work with my bootcamp schedule. I thought that I would be ok just running for TNT on the weekends, but last weekend really kicked my butt. We generally run anywhere from 1-2 miles a day for bootcamp. Sometimes a little more, rarely any less. The problem is that with bootcamp, even though I'm running that far, we stop for strength exercises. When I tried to run for TNT this weekend, I was rockstar for the first 1.5 miles and then I was good for the next 1/2 mile. When I hit the 2 mile mark, I kind of hit a wall. Even though I've been in Bootcamp this whole time, my body is not really used to running more than 2 miles. I haven't even really done long run in a while. I have ended up sweeping with the TLC's. That convinced me that I need to really start focusing on my TNT training as well.

We have been off of bootcamp this week, so I've been running in the afternoon/after work. It is great to be able to sleep in, but the weather and my body are completely different. Yesterday, it was kind of drizzling when i started. I was all set for it to really start to pour and cool me off, but instead, it stopped and maintained that almost raining, 99% humidity thing. I was running at the Chatahoochie river so that didn't help either. I guess that I need to be prepared to be running in this type of weather as the summer starts up, but it is taking me a while to get used to it. Eventhough I drank tons of water yesterday during the day, I still felt crazy dehydrated as I was running. It was tough. I was only running 2 miles, but it felt like 5. I stopped at the 1 mile mark to get a little bit of water from the fountain and stretch out. I've got to start pushing through the pain. I want to train safely, but at the same time, I need to push myself outside of my comfortzone. I think that part of that will come from trying to train more with other people. I'm going to start going to the Tuesday Night Track workouts and hopefully the Wednesday night runs too. Maybe I'll even be able to convince Bryan to come run with me, or at least run at the same time as me. I think that the greatest mental challenge that I"m going to face will be getting myself through the training sessions. I know that I will be able to push myself through the race, because I've done it before, but I would really like to be able to actually train for it, so that it is not as much of a struggle when it comes to race time.

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