Saturday, October 27, 2007

Split Personality

During exercise I am like two different people.  One is telling me to "keep on" and the other is telling me to "stop".

Today, the Stop person won at a mile and half on the stationary bicycle/rowing machine.  Yesterday I had done two miles, as I had the day before that.  Today I quit after 1.5 miles, but I HAD done a couple of speed sprints... getting up to fifty miles per hour at one brief point.

7 comments:

garnett109 said...

good for you chuck with my legs it would take me all day just to get on the thing.

kateh2ocolorart said...

WE ALL have those two people inside us...saying the exact same things...you have to slowly work up to something, and do it for 21 days "they" say to make it a habit.  The main thing is getting on the bike everyday, then, isn't it?

ENJOY it...we all enjoyed your recounting the Mandalay Bay rowing trips!
Kate

jmorancoyle said...

    Great work out! I couldn't do it if I wanted to.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

jocalodave said...

One thing to keep in mind as you strive to set new records each day, Chuck:

The winners in the "exercise for fitness" race are those who come back to the course every week, week after week and year after year.

Best, perhaps, to think in terms of doing your best for a number of weeks in a row (and, at that, setting the standards at four or more sessions in a given week).

I'm hoping to tackle the fat-to-fit challenge next year -- unless I can figure out a way to put it off longer...

DB

jocalodave said...

One thing to keep in mind as you strive to set new records each day, Chuck:

The winners in the "exercise for fitness" race are those who come back to the course every week, week after week and year after year.

Best, perhaps, to think in terms of doing your best for a number of weeks in a row (and, at that, setting the standards at four or more sessions in a given week).

I'm hoping to tackle the fat-to-fit challenge next year -- unless I can figure out a way to put it off longer...

DB

fisherkristina said...

What I am thinking is this, slow but steady wins the race.  You need to work up to it.  If you can't go 50 miles w/o getting tired out, or two miles, go a little slower or a little less far.  Then eventually build up.  That way you will be doing it on a regular basis, and not want to quit.  Regular basis can even mean only four times a week.  Goodness, 50 miles per hour, sounds like you are in great shape!

Krissy :)
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

monponsett said...

If you still have that kind of stamina, you should put some thought into having an affair with one of the nurses.