Wednesday, July 21, 2004

So is tricking yourself a bad thing?

This morning I had managed to convince myself that I was only going to run on the treadmill for 40 minutes. Actually, I ran for 50 minutes because after running for 40 minutes I decided that I could run for 45 and when I hit 45 minutes it seemed silly to stop when 50 minutes was so close. Also, I ran half at a speed of about 4.5 miles per hour, the next fourth at a speed of 4.6 miles an hour and the remaining fourth at a speed of 4.7 miles per hour with a several minute spurt of 5 miles an hour. Then I walked for 30 minutes and lifted weights, my body is now trying to deny that it has ever met me and demanding a permanent injunction on my brain which convinces me that these sorts of moves are a good idea. I am slowly working my way up to running an hour at a time, but lets not mention that to my body yet, it has enough to deal with as it is at this point. I am completely on plan with food (now there is a surprise, okay maybe not) and I think we are having turkey burgers for dinner which will be nice because I have been eating chicken for over a week now. Okay, lots of chicken was my plan, especially after all the recent parties but I am pretty close to getting bored of it and wanting something different for dinner. I alway try to head off food boredom before it actually occurs because that way I am not inclined to eat everything in sight. So, off to study some more and convince my body that I am not actually an awful person and this is all a good idea.

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