Setting mini goals

Today was a jog day and it went pretty good. I go jogging three times a week. I was stoked this morning because I reached a small goal I had set for myself. Aside from being able to run once around a track without killing myself, my other lofty goal was to reach 169 pounds. Why 169? Because it meant that I was finally out of the 170s. I had started this journey at 174 pounds, so I not only reached my goal, but I had also managed to lose five pounds in the process. Yaay for me! My new mini-goal is now 165.

I was thinking this morning, as I was heading out the door, that not only do I need to run 400 metres, but I also have to carry a torch while running, and try not to set myself on fire in the process. Now, they say the torch weighs 1.6 kilograms (3.5 pounds), which I guess is about equivalent to a 1.5-litre bottle of water. I had thought that for training purposes, short of purchasing hand weights, I could carry a 2-litre bottle of water held upside-down. Then I thought better of it. Running around my neighbourhood holding a pop bottle may look a little weird and incite traffic accidents. It’s a good thing I have a treadmill… hmmm… maybe I can set new goals and start out with a pop can and work my way up.

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