Monday, May 4, 2009


I got up this morning at 3:30 a.m. and ran 14 miles in 2:10.

Yeah right! Why do we need to embellish, exaggerate, lie about what we do in fitness or anything else? My best half marathon time is 2:08. Not too impressive. Also not a lie. You'd catch me in that one. There are many websites out there that keep a log of all registered races. Those dang nabbit chips are a nuissance.

Not these.


It might be a good idea to have chips on us all the time monitoring the authenticity of our progress in life, personal projects, and fitness. A website to store our data isn't necessary. Our backbone is our chip. Own it. We don't need to be better than we are today. We just are. Pick a set of adjectives for yourself (strong, happy, a good listener, patient, kind) and finish the sentence, "I am _____________________ " . If you believe it. It's not a lie. Tomorrow I'll get up early and go for a run. No, really. We'll see. I'll try. I have every intention of doing it. And that's the truth.

Recommended Reading: The Extra Mile by Pam Reed.


Chris said...

Wow! Impressive time! I'm not fast anymore, but I'm still trying to trot and accomplish some goals. My name's Chris and it's nice to meet you!

ownyourbackbone said...

Thanks Chris. Welcome to ownyourbackbone. I have been becoming familiar with your blog too and feel sure we will be connecting more. Thanks for taking time to read my posts. I will return the favor. Happy running and living. Nice to meet you too,