Posts tagged pride
Posts tagged pride
“Today’s a training day, Officer Hoyt. Show you around, give you a taste of the business. I got 38 cases pending trial, 63 in active investigations, another 250 on the log I can’t clear. I supervise five officers. That’s five different personalities. Five sets of problems. You can be number six if you act now. But I ain’t holding no hands, okay? I ain’t baby-sitting. You got today and today only to show me who and what you’re made of. You don’t like narcotics, get the f4ck out of my car. Go get you a nice, pu$$y desk job, chasing bad checks or something, you hear me?”
Ok that quote isn’t 100% accurate but I hope you get the idea.
Today was my first day of training for my first 5k. I spent about 20 minutes online last week looking around and decided on this training program. I’m guessing the average runner doesn’t need to train for a little 5k but I’m not a runner. This is my first (sorta) competitive event.
“This shit’s chess, it ain’t checkers “
Regardless of whether it’s 1 mile, 5k, a marathon, or a fun run there’s more to competitive running than lacing up and hitting the road. I like having as much information as possible before I do ANYTHING and this is no different. I’ve been reading so much about running that I’m thinking of going into coaching. I’m kidding. I know nothing.
So if you clicked that link you got to see the nice, simple PDF training schedule. It’s a beginner’s training program that I thought suited my level perfectly. I was really hoping to start yesterday but the inner sloth in me took control. Then I was going to start early this AM and “nature” took control. :/
I knew that if I talked myself into putting it off until tomorrow morning it just wasn’t gonna happen. So I sacked up and hit the road. I even convinced my buddy Sal, aka Dhaka Flaka Flame, to join me.
The 20 minute circuit was much easier than I thought and based on the data from my sports tracker my pace was decent and by the end of the program I should run the 5k in a competitive time. Not that that’s my goal. All I wanna do this time out is finish.
“To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.”
My pride is the sheep and the wolf is failure. I refuse to let THAT wolf eat THAT sheep.
So I made it through the session and didn’t die. I feel pretty damn good actually. I don’t have a second thought about saying that this training program is going to be a piece of cake.
“ It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove.”
No matter what I SAY, it doesn’t mean a damn thing until I whip it out and show everybody why I walk with a limp. I have five weeks to get ready and let everybody know that:
“King Kong ain’t got shit on me! “