So we (the husband and I) took all three dogs to the vets for shots and stuff. We all lived through it, and then he dropped me off "in town" and I ran the back roads home, ten miles.
He comes upstairs. "Oh you're back already." He's surprised.
"Yes. I'm faster these days" I smiled.
Respect is a word I thought about today. Specifically, respect for Hardrock. So many people did not get into the race. And I did. And I do not want to disrespect those runners, and the volunteers, for Hardrock 2012, by not being in the best shape of my life, and being ready, to the best of my ability, for the race.
Talk about a motivating factor.
I thought having Bradley Mongold pace me in MMT 2011 was a motivating factor. It was, very much so, but it's nothing near the motivation I have for HR 2012.
I have ten pounds to lose by TWOT-The Wild Oak Trail 100, February 10. And I then want to lose another 10 pounds by July 1.
And yes, I can lose/afford to lose 10 pounds. I have plenty of fat around my midsection that does not need to be there.
And the ten pounds past that? Yes, I can lose that also. Look at Olga. Look at what she cut out and carved her body into. So, I think 20 lbs are doable. But I just look at it, as I do in a race, in small, short increments. One aid station at a time. 5 lb goals at a time.
It's not just weight loss, but that's the easiest first item to address.
Motivation is definitely and soberly on.