Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Duration: 30 minutes
Distance: 2.6 miles
Thoughts: I had to use an elliptical because there wasn't an open treadmill and it was pretty lame :/ I probably won't be doing that again!! It was more about resistance and that's just not as much what I'm going for right now.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Duration: 1 hr
Distance: 5 miles
Good or Bad: Good! I didn't have broccoli right before so that was good... And I switched between 11 and 12 minute miles so I wouldn't get burned out and give up! So, while it wasn't fast, it was steady! I've found that I'm most comfortable at about an 11:15 mile so maybe I can speed that up!!
Today I listened to a podcast that talked about racism and some things I thought were interesting-good and some were interesting-not-so-good. I'll just limit it to 2 each to save time.
1) This was a conference podcast so there were 4 people (2 men, 2 women =1 African American, 3 Caucasian- from what I gathered= all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints=all seemed between the ages of 25 and 35). So it wasn't just one person's point of view, it was a discussion and lots of interesting points were shared and debated between them.
2) they gave a clear description of racism (oppressor exercising power over oppressed because of race), and brought in other terms such as prejudice (having a preconceived opinion about someone or something), micro aggression (where the racism may not even be intentional but still exists and is usually based on stereotypes or false assumptions), and benevolent racism (I think this is the term they used for someone meaning well but basically just being ignorant).
1) Examples of racism used were sometimes accurate (classifying what happened in Charleston as a racist hate crime) and sometimes not (the African American women saying its micro aggression when people compliment her on being articulate because they are obviously surprised that an African American women could be articulate... people tell me I'm articulate... Could it be that she's just... being complimented?)
2) There was no discussion about reverse racism or prejudice against the "oppressor" (ex. assuming all white people are racist, privileged, and ignorant).
I'll just leave it at that because this is just supposed to be a quick running journal but I love hearing other people's points of view, especially on social issues. This podcast is called Rational Faith, look it up!
Monday, July 6, 2015
But, back to business- I have been sucking a bit at training so I've decided to use my blog to make myself accountable. Whenever I run I'll record it here and write out whatever thoughts I may have had while running! No matter how stupid!
Here is why: like most bloggers, I post on my blog to keep an account of fun things that happen in my life! It's so easy to forget the good things and dwell on the bad.
Does this mean anyone reads it?
Is that the point?
Why don't I just keep a photo journal/normal journal?
It takes the fun out of it when you KNOW no one can read it! You need an audience! But this way there's a chance that for some reason someone great will stumble upon it and smile at your crazy life!
Duration: 30 minutes
Distance: 2.67 miles
Good or Bad: not great- I had to actually walk for a bit which hasn't happened in a while. We ran on a treadmill which I haven't done in a while either! I wasn't planning on running so I ate broccoli right before and that was unfortunate. Just not a great food to have sitting in my stomach for a run!
Well my music wasn't working and while Family Feud was on the TV at the gym, I couldn't really hear what they were saying (but I know the Beams won the $20,000!). Something I've tried to do is memorize lists that I can go over in my mind. So today I did the presidents but unfortunately I've kind of over done that one so it only takes a minute or so to get through it. But today I randomly couldn't remember #34!! There are a lot of presidents who aren't that memorable or who did even really do much for the country but #34 is kind of a big deal! It's Dwight D. Eisenhower!!!
My next goal is to memorize the years they were in office and then some major facts about each so maybe that will expand the time it keeps my mind off running.
I also realized that when I get tired when I run I tilt my head back and that makes it harder to breathe! Gotta keep my chin down even if I'm tired of holding my dang head up!!
That was pretty much it for today! Say hello to Tomato Face Girl!