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Fitness motivation

January 20, 2010

Lacking the pure dedication of Wellheeled, I decided to do my 30 day shred with 30 non-consecutive days.  With reasons (excuses?) ranging from having my dad staying in our small apt for a few nights to not getting home until nearly midnight on a work night, I’ve only done 3 days since last Monday!  Tonight will surely be day 4!

I also created a new motivation for the goal.  I’ve been wanting to get a facial FOREVER, but always think the cost is too high.  However… I’m going to treat myself to one once I:

  • a)  Finish 30 days of the 30 day shred
  • b)  Run 9 miles (pending knee pain — otherwise put forth a real effort)

My knee started hurting after my 5.5 mile run last weeknd — I probably overdid it on the mileage.  This time it was my LEFT knee, not my right knee like when I had crappier shoes.  I should see if I can get some custom orthotics.  I think my right arch needs the support, but maybe my left one is over supported in my current shoe?  I have no idea though, really.  Maybe I just need to go more slowing in building milage.

Anyway, it is fairly minor at this point, so I’ve been icing it and trying shorter runs.  But I don’t want to push myself to hard just so I can get a facial.  In the meantime, I’m siphoning off money into my “personal” fund both for the facial and for some likely pre-wedding stuff.

(Speaking of weddings, thanks for all the thoughts on invites — we should have an update soon.)

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2010 2:43 pm

    Great idea to motivate yourself with something nice once you’ve achieved your fitness goals! That thought never crossed my mind … maybe I should do something like that too, because I’m sure my motivation will run out in about a week… 🙂

  2. January 20, 2010 3:48 pm

    I like that idea too, since I lack motivation. I add stickers to my calendar, but sometimes it just isn’t enough!

  3. January 20, 2010 7:24 pm

    I think the knee pain is from the sudden increase in mileage…take it easy otherwise you’ll get injured. Typically you want to increase by 10% every week.

    I go to this great place for facials, and they are decently priced as well. Raya Spa in West Hollywood: http://www.rayaspa.com/

    • January 20, 2010 8:15 pm

      Thanks! I will check them out. I had a place scoped out in my neighborhood, but perhaps I will venture out.

      I agree about the mileage — I ran about the same right before christmas, but since then, it was shorter. I’m not too worried yet.

  4. January 21, 2010 9:50 am

    I have a similar problem as far as actually following through with my workout plans! If you are interested in being accountability partners email me at 3monthsfoward (at) gmail (dot) come

  5. January 23, 2010 7:39 pm

    I always aim to workout a certain # of times a week too.. but you know what they say about “good intentions”.. 😉 LOL!! Hope your knee feels better soon!!

    http://www.halfdozendaily.wordpress.com

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