Welcome to Getting Fit at Fifty

My name is Art Davis and I started running in 2007 to lose weight. Check out my before and after photos at the bottom of the page. I ran my first 5K and 10K in 2007 I went on to run my first half Marathon and full Marathon in 2008.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Healthy Writers Club for 2/1/2013

"What matters is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."

- Dwight D. Eisenhower


Building mental stamina is vitally important. It is one thing to start, it is another to finish. I get out of bed early on Saturday mornings so I can run 16 miles to train for a marathon. I schedule an hour of cross training at the local Y after working all day. I also run on the treadmill two days to get all my miles in for the week. I work a job that requires me to be in the office thirty plus hours and be on call seven days a week.  And then to complicate matters, I need to try not to ignore those who are most important to me.

My week was pretty good overall. I got in a total of 27 miles running and an hour at the Y with my personal trainer Eric. Wednesday and Thursday I felt tired and sluggish. It was probably due to the fact that I had not been eating right. Now get off the couch and run.

How was your training this week?

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