Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Embracing Discomfort

“Do not fear risk. All exploration, all growth is calculated. Without challenge people cannot reach their higher selves. Only if we are willing to walk over the edge can we become winners.”

Not exactly sure where this quote comes from, but it really sums up how I am feeling today. I came to the realization today when I was running that I could afford to take some risk and push myself that bit harder. Today I ran 5 minute ks and managed an average heart rate of 144. I'm really amazed by my progress and my fitness level - I've never really imagined myself as being that fit, but obviously I am.

Sometimes it takes time for the mind to catch up with the body and to actually see that improvement and challenge is possible.

Sooo today, big improvement in my running (and glutes not too bad) and some bigger lifts with my weights. I am really looking forward to this race and the prospect of competing again next year - I'll be the chick with "bowling ball glutes". A girl can dream, right?


Kimmy said...

Hi Liz - just come back to my computer after 12 months - might hang around again - nice to catch up on your life. Kimmy

Marie said...

Liz, LMAO at the bowling ball glutes comment!!! I suspect you *already* have them!

Selina said...

Wow - HR of 144 with 5min kms!! That's GREAT Liz!!!! That's super fit!!
LoL at bowling ball glutes... hehe

LizN said...

Thanks girls. I don't know what has gotten into me lately to be running that well at all - can't explain it. Maybe Woop Woop toughened me up :)