So I have these special magic shoes, that transport me to places just like Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ! All right, there is no special shoes. However my sneakers did hustle as I broke the 1:30 mark!!!
I’d like to thank all the little people. I guess the munchkins need their kudos, since I mentioned the Wizard of OZ. Oh, and the flying monkeys… yeah they serve Evil, but they are just following orders.
Back to my “magic shoes”. I had a goal to do 5 miles in under one hour and a half… and the final time fell to 89:02! Why, yes I do have a minute to spare sir... well, 58 seconds at least.
Then as I started my 5 minute cool down I looked at the machine… It only has a time that is in two digit numbers, so I wondered, what happens after minute 99:60? I looked at the quick start data and saw the start of a countdown. Then I knew that the treadmill machine would yield before my mightiness, and my magic shoes!!! I while struggling to keep going and turning the speed down maxed out the time, and the programmed 2 minutes cool down…
Then it just stopped. It quit before I did! I won one of my first major victories in the gym… I maxed out a machine, in time. But the civil war of fit verses fat still rages, it is only a battle among the many to come. Yet today, the victory is mine. Even amongst the food goodies at a Bible study tonight… I only had a half a whoopee pie, and stopped!
My uber prize pack to myself… a soccer ball, workout bands, and a new lock for my gym stuff. The battle is mine, the day is won.
Magic bunny slippers are just the foolsfitness way! -Alan