What is a workout?

Friday, January 15, 2010

I printed the training schedule for the Race to Robie Creek and have been following it on my running days for 2 weeks now - even with the incline. Whew!! I went back to the website, read all the training tips given and was very impress with this section. So I thought I'd share it.

What is a workout?

• A workout is 25% PERSPIRATION and 75% DETERMINATION. Stated in another way, it is one part physical exertion and three parts self-discipline. Doing it is easy once you get started.
• A workout makes you better today than you were yesterday. It strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, and toughens the spirit. When you work out regularly, your problems diminish and your confidence grows.
• A workout is a personal triumph over laziness and procrastination. It is the badge of a WINNER- The mark of an organized, goal-oriented person who has taken charge of his or her destiny.
• A workout is a wise use of time and an INVESTMENT in excellence. It is a way of preparing for life’s challenges and proving to yourself that you have what it takes to do what is necessary.
• A workout is a key that helps unlock the door to Opportunity and success. Hidden within each of us is an extraordinary force. Physical and mental fitness are the triggers that can release it.
• A workout is a form or REBIRTH. When you finish a good workout you don’t simply feel better; YOU ARE BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF.

Makes you really think!! Along with KATMOMMA3 & MSWEEZER, I plan to put in a LONG run/walk this weekend. I'm shooting for 4 1/2 hrs in preparation for the Robie. I'll be doing mine on Sunday (without the incline this time). I'll keep you posted on how I do.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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    I think that was great! Thanks for sharin it with us.
    4217 days ago
    That is such a lovely perspective on something most of us dread. Thanks for sharing!
    4218 days ago
    Thank you soo much!! This was soo inspirational!! My main goal this year is to get over laziness and procrastination!! And Ive already noticed that working out does help!!! Is it okay that i steal this for my blog!?? I will love to come back and refer to this!!!
    4218 days ago
    This is great! I copied it to refer to later, esp. when I DON"T want to workout! Good luck in your race! emoticon
    4218 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Good luck to all who is doing the Robie Creek run . You make us proud . Keep us posted . emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4218 days ago
    I like that! I copied it so I can save it and remind myself of what a workout is.
    I'm not training for that run but a 15 mile walk on Mark 21st at White Sands for the Bataan Death March Memorial. It will be in sand! UGH. But I'm working toward that and also plan on a long walk/hike this weekend to help prepare myself! Hope you enjoy yours this weekend.
    4218 days ago
    Thanks! This was inspiring.
    4218 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Go for it girlfriend. And make certain you eat enough that day. At least 2400 cals worth.
    4218 days ago
    I really loved reading that. A lot of times when I don't want to work out at first, but then I make up my mind to get to it, they end up as some of my best and determined workouts and I am the most proud of those workouts.
    4219 days ago
    I'm doing the incline tomorrow and will let you know how it goes!
    4219 days ago
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