Timothy Patrick McMahon

Yes, THAT Timothy Patrick McMahon!

Jogging vs Running, or, My Next Big Failure

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I am a jogger, not a runner.  I want to become a runner.  “What’s the difference?” you ask?  In my mind, speed and distance.

Joggers are slower and don’t travel nearly as far.  Right now, I jog through the woods a mile each day to a local dog park.  Then, after my mutt has been social for 30 or 45 mins, I jog back home.  (see map below)

I want to do more then this.  I’ve been motivated by friends, real and online, who are currently competing in 5k’s, 10k’s, half marathons and full marathons.  Two years ago I was doing 3.5 miles 3 times a week; I want to do that again, and more.  Also, sadly, I am also getting closer and closer to 40, and need to feel active.

Why am I mentioning all this?  Because I have been reading up on how to run, or rather, how to run well.  Yes, as stupid as it seems, there are techniques and styles to learn about something as simple as how to run.  I’ve learned that running takes a bit more work then just running each day.

So, the point I am trying to get to is… starting tomorrow, I am beginning a 90 day running workout plan.  As embarrassing as it is to advertise something so… sweaty and personal, I feel the need to do so.

Why?  So that I don’t slack off.  As I’ve mentioned many times before, I have a very hard time completing anything I start.  But, if I mention this fact publicly, I will be motivated not to quit.  Because quitting would be even more embarrassing then talking about this crap in the first place.

So, I’ve put this out there.  Wish me luck.  I’ll try not to go on and on about this, that’s not my goal, but I’ll keep you updated.

Written by Timothy Patrick McMahon

January 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Animals, Me, Sad

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