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Second Mile

Posted on 2007.05.23 at 08:29
So, for the second time in my walking program, I managed to cover a mile in my half-hour.





I'm feeling it in my legs still, maybe 90 minutes later.

I really enjoy the way the little camera and YouTube and LJ combine to mean that I can give this kind of "On-The-Spot" report.

Comments:


bouncing leaf
bouncingleaf at 2007-05-23 13:23 (UTC) (Link)
So wait, this walking / youtube reporting thing is a recurring thing? Coool.

I have packed my speakers for my computer, so I just watched your latest report without sound. It's ahhm... less informative that way. I tried lip reading but I don't think I'm very good at it. Either that or you really are saying things like "a apple pa-thwapper um."
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 13:37 (UTC) (Link)
So wait, this walking / youtube reporting thing is a recurring thing?

Thus far, yeah.

I tried lip reading but I don't think I'm very good at it. Either that or you really are saying things like "a apple pa-thwapper um."

Yeah, that's it!
natertatersmom
natertatersmom at 2007-05-23 13:39 (UTC) (Link)
*eyebrow*

Did I miss the post about the half-imaginary girl????

*pats*

*hands water bottle*

*laces own shoes*
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 13:45 (UTC) (Link)
No, you didn't miss a post. It's just a game I play with my imagination to keep me motivated, like teh folks who set their bedroom clock ten minutes fast, so when it wakes them up at "6:00" they can sleep the extra ten minutes, and still not be late.

There's not a girl waiting by my minivan for me to walk up after my half-hour. She isn't putting her arms around my neck, and looking at me with those mesmerizing eyes, and softly saying "I'm so proud of you!" She isn't pulling me down into a sweet, long kiss, soft lips parting, tongue sliding against mine, and then parting with a shuddering breath to say it again in my ear.

But I can pretend there will be, and take another step, and another, and another. And for these purposes, that's what counts.
alloy_
alloy_ at 2007-05-23 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
Stop, you're killing me here.....is everyone exercising cept me?
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 14:30 (UTC) (Link)
What I'm doing is not so much "Exercising" as "Sauntering."

But it's a start. And i I can do it, you can damned well do it!

Just find a motivation to focus on and keep your eyes on that prize.

Get your own half-imaginary girl, though. Mine's busy!
B00
i_m_b00 at 2007-05-23 14:58 (UTC) (Link)
Yey! Rah Rah Rah Sis Boom Ba

*jumps up*

I am thrilled that you are walking. Use what ever motivates you
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 15:10 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much for the support! I know that what I'm doing is pathetically little but it's a start.
mythicvictory
mythicvictory at 2007-05-23 15:27 (UTC) (Link)

Oh Dear Lord!!

I know exactly what you mean!! Once the Giles in my head gave me some really good, pertinent advice. It was so good I got a little nervous about the whole "voices" issue, but my shrink at the time reassured me that it just meant my subconscious knew what was right and needed to hear. *watches as Leviathan and his flist backs away slowly from Mel's post**
No really, Therapy...Meds...much better now!!!

They also told me that even around the block is better than not at all. So go you!!! 1 mile, awesome!!!
Just, not so much with the frostbite, kay??

On a side note, you would think it's impossible to have a lap around the block with three mid-sized to small children that wasn't aerobically challenging, but there's a whole "No, mine!! She pushed me!! I want that flower!" clause that makes it very difficult.

*waves pompoms** Go Jonathan Go! Jonathan, Jonathan, He's our man, if he can't do it no one can!! Yeaaa, Jon!!!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 15:39 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh Dear Lord!!

Leviathan takes a firm step forward and puts his arms around Mel, petting her back gently and murmuring, "I'm not afraid of you."

Thanks so much for the support!

And I'm surprised that the additional challenges with your little friends doesn't make it even better exercise!
Venessa
mudblood428 at 2007-05-23 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
You are brilliant - perhaps moreso on YouTube than on LJ simply because you speak in a way that totally confirms what a wonderful guy you are.

Congratulations on the second mile! Don't worry, they'll get easier - and 30 minutes is not pathetic!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 15:46 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you're so very kind! Thanks for such lovely compliments.

Easier or not, I'll keep walking my circuits of that measured half-mile, because my imaginary reward is worth it.

And I'm sure, soon enough, it will be every day, and that will be good too.

Thanks again!
Jenna: fomerly chocolate_coins
jennashaped at 2007-05-23 15:50 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so insanely proud of you, but you already know that...
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 15:59 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thank you so much for all your support! I can't tell you how much your encouragement means to me. But I think you know, too...
xedra
xedra at 2007-05-23 16:56 (UTC) (Link)
*squeefit*
I am so freeking proud of you!
You could've NOT gone out at all.
You could've given up at any time but you DIDN'T.
You stuck it out and FINISHED!
You are inspiring!
*happy dance*
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 17:04 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, thanks so much for being so kind!

I just have to keep focused on my motivation, keep that goal in mind, for one more small step at a time. If I stay motivated to take the next step, and the next step, and the next step. I can finish that mile.

I so appreciate your support. So appreciate it.
scribhneoir1
scribhneoir1 at 2007-05-23 20:23 (UTC) (Link)
well done!

I think a mile in half an hour is pretty impressive and imaginary rewards are rewards none the less and what ever works, right?

*hands you botle of water*

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 21:10 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much. I did the circuit, and I kept at it even when i wanted to quit, so... I'm pleased with myself.
cyclonejuliet
cyclonejuliet at 2007-05-23 20:45 (UTC) (Link)
I have no real idea how long a mile is, so to me you are doing a marathon! But I think you missed out the bit about when it gets so cold that your nose starts dripping - which by the sounds of it, will then freeze and perhaps cause suffocation.
Death by icicles, or death by the imaginary girl - you choose.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-23 21:09 (UTC) (Link)
A mile is a little less than two kilometers.

The temerature was about 45 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a little harder to translate as teh scales start at different "Zero" points. The freezing point of water, Zero degrees for you, is 32 degreees above zero for me. The boiling point of water, 100 degrees for you, is 212 degrees for me.

So... It was about 7 degrees for you. So, no icicles (Although my nose did run, and I just went back to watch the video, terrifeid that I was talking to teh camera with a mustache full of snot!)

The Half-imaginary girl, on the other hand? Oh, what a way to go!
Risie
risiepookie at 2007-05-23 23:37 (UTC) (Link)
So awesome sweetie! I'm still so very proud of you and love that you're still at it! As you read above, I had also been wondering about your half-imaginary gal... actually, I'm still wondering about her. Still, I hope the lovely woman you get to go home to gives you the rest of the motivation you need!

Fantasies and semi-imaginary people are great motivation though, and I totally get you doing that, as I do it myself. My motivation is the thought of having a geek of my own someday, because I really do fall hard over the geeky/smart/funny/techie sort of blokes, who make me just go weak in the knees. ::shrugs:: Everybody's got something that makes them ::sigh::, right?

::kisses::
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-24 09:45 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much, babe. I can't tell you how much this support means to me.

a8a0r8on
808 at 2007-05-24 00:12 (UTC) (Link)
keep em coming...
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-24 11:51 (UTC) (Link)
The vids? That's a day-by-day decision. I won't know until it's time.
tajareyul at 2007-05-24 04:30 (UTC) (Link)
Well, since Angela completely trumped my trick, I'll have to settle for saying how proud I am of you. Here, have an imaginary kiss from a not-at-all imaginary woman. (Totally on the cheek and platonic so as not to raise the wrath of your lady wife.)

*smek*
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-05-24 09:46 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, pal! I totally appreciate the encouragement.
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