Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just Do It

I have recently come to realise that I love the Nike phrase "Just Do It". I never quite got why that was their slogan and really did not appreciate it for what it is worth. I played Basketball all through high school and really did not tie "Just Do It" into the hoops, I am sure the way I was supposed to, but anyway, I get it now!!!
I have just recently started running regularly again and this time I am really serious about it!!!
As many of you know, I was really dedicated to my running when I crashed and tore my ACL in my knee. I was training for a marathon at the time and was up to 18 miles. I have not really run regularly since the tear and it has been killing me!!!!!
I absolutely LOVE RUNNING, I really think of it as ME time and it really is therapeutic and the best part of it is that you really do get the "runners high" that people talk about.
So anyway, back to the JUST DO IT, I really want to put that up on my wall in my closet just to remind me! So many times in our day we know that we are supposed to work out, run, hit the gym, whatever it is, but then we start to think about it all....(I sure have a lot of things I need to get done today, you know what my stomach actually hurts, well...I just ate so I need to wait a while, I really need to clean my house, and on and on) we can always think ourselves out of working out and it sure does not take much effort to do that, everyone agree with me on that one?
So what do we need to do???? JUST DO IT!!!! Don't think about it, JUST DO IT!!! You never regret it during and especially afterward!! NEVER!!! Half the time it really only takes about a half hour to get a good work out in if you get into it. So what is a half hour of your day for your health??? Seriously JUST DO IT!!!
So I am running, I am trying to do push ups before bed and sit ups as well. It is time to be in shape!!! It is time for me to JUST DO IT!!! Anybody with me on this one?
I am also so grateful for my best little running buddy ever who totally pushes me to keep going and going and going and I would have to say, I feel pretty safe when I have him by my side, Thanks Little Echo Man!!!


Pedersens said...

I need to get back to my exercise routine, ever since my surgery I have been so lazy.... so I better JUST DO IT! :)

Emily said...

I agree! I fell out of the habit when my best friend was here. I am trying to get back into it. There are a zillion things to do with my time and its hard to stay focused. But your right, when you just do it, you feel great! I now kind of wish I had a dog who depended on me to walk/run with the dog!

The Gray Family said...

I was a lot better about exercising before the boys came there is ALWAYS an excuse (it's amazing how easily they present themselves!). Reading your post, I am ALMOST motivated to do something about it....and I have to say, I am impressed by your 18 mile running skills! I used to run a bit here and there, and I have to say that 4 miles almost killed me (now I don't even know if I could run ONE!!!). And yeah for Cafe Rio! THAT is going the extra mile for pregnancy cravings :>)

Amanda said...

I love that Echo likes to walk himself. Too flippin funny. And good for you for getting out there and Doing It! Keep it up girly, you have good motivation to get in shape :) YIPEE

Todd&Emily Moran said...

Hey!! your dog is adorable and we should totally get together and do a play date with them!!! Cute blog by the way!! Let us know when you want to get together! Hey are you gonna be able to come on thursday?!?!? Hopefully you won't have to work and you can come!!