Thursday, June 11, 2015

Masterpiece


Wow.....running.   I've been so lax.   Running has been non existent yet I still have plans for running the donut alley rally (not to self....register for that puppy). And I still have the grandiose plan for running this half marathon in October (the rock and roll half in Philly).    I had sat down and looked at training plans and had realized that if I could consistently run 3 miles by the beginning of August that I would be right in line to start a half training.  I've been lazy and realize that I need to run NOW and not later.   And by consistently running I mean running regularly and also running and not wimping out and walk-running.  

So I have been a struggling with running and decided that maybe I need to redo the couch to 5k program.  I knew I probably wouldn't need to start at the beginning.  Today I jumped in and did it.   I decided to try week 3.   I managed it pretty well.   I am torn between completing week three or pushing forward to week four...just finding my starting point since I'm not exactly a beginner.  Lol

So today I started.   


As I was running I realized that this was probably the best thing.   The voice on the program tells me when to walk and when to run.   I follow it diligently.  No deviations.  When I'm just interval running on my own trying to build up my endurance I just run until I feel the need to stop.   And I probably cut myself short of what I am capable of!   I know for a fact that if I follow the couch to 5k program that it works and I will be running straight lengths of time...I just need to do it!!

I listened to the Andy Crammer album this morning as I ran.  I finally downloaded it based on the song honey I'm good (catchy good song) I was listening and running my little heart out (or walking depending on the instructions at the moment) and the song masterpiece came on...   Nice song.   We are in the drivers seat...we can create the masterpiece of our lives...it's up to us!!!!!!

and the lyrics

"Masterpiece"

Life is a canvas you paint in the mind
Colors dance, spill outside the lines
I refuse to settle, never the black and white
Rock the neons until the day I die

I’m on a constant search to make my heart swell
Bite off too much, chew like hell
Half my nights spent in a hotel
Price I paid to escape the conveyor belt

One, you get one heartbeat so, take it seriously
This is your masterpiece, don’t forget to dream
And taste the colors in the air you breathe
It’s your masterpiece, go ahead and feel it all
Don’t stop till it is beautiful
(Oh whoa)
Don’t stop till it is beautiful
(Oh whoa)
Don’t stop till it is beautiful

Close my eyelids, take a deep breath
Feel the lightening down to my chest
I’m just a piece of art, and the paints fresh
Cuz I’m not yet finished yet
I’ve got a pregnant mind that wants to give birth
Breathe life into these big words
I can hear the universe in my ear

She whispers, you get one, one heartbeat so take it seriously
This is your masterpiece, don’t forget to dream
And taste the colors in the air you breathe
It’s your masterpiece, go ahead and feel it all
Don’t stop till it is beautiful
Oh whoa)
Don’t stop till it is beautiful
(Oh whoa)
Don’t stop till it is beautiful
And you can settle for a normal life
Said that your afraid of heights
But you were meant to light the sky

This is your masterpiece
Don’t forget to breathe and taste the colors in the air you breathe
This is your masterpiece go ahead and feel it all
Don’t stop till it is beautiful
Oh whoa)
Don’t stop till it is beautiful
(Oh whoa)
Don’t stop till it is beautiful
(Oh whoa..)
Don’t stop till it is beautiful

6 comments:

Darcy Winters said...

Yay! Glad to see you getting back into the running. Having a goal in August should be great motivation. No over-training this time though! ;-) Slow and steady wins the race!

Anonymous said...

I tell myself that there's nothing wrong with walking as long as I'm out there moving. Some days are harder than others, but get out there and do something. I agree with you - I do better following a tape or video. Our bodies can do more than our brains think we can.

Alissa A Journey to Thin said...

I'm planning on starting the Couch to 5K program again soon- probably next week. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Jean said...

You've got the determination of a terrier! Hang in there; I know you can do this...a bird so determined to fly as you are is bound to take off.

MyStalkerIsFat said...

I just got an email yesterday about a half marathon training group that starts in mid-August! How funny. I am thinking of doing it. I don't know if I will be ready for the race in November, but I'd like to do the training to get me back on track. Best of luck to you!

Alati said...

Yay on running! You are in a good spot with a set goal. Keep at it!