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Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:20 am

There has been too many excuses in Jerry's running and life that Jerry is so sick of and decided to change to be a better runner and more importantly a better person.

"Never Seek Praise and Never Blame Others." Marcus Aurelius




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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Bob on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:29 am

I love old Chinese proverbs.
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:39 am

So the plan is to put myself under public eyes. If I don't do what I plan to do, those who care and don't about Jerry should say something.

Here are the specific goals and action items:

Races:


  1. Nov 4th, 2012 DRC Half: 3rd place master for $50 prize to cover the $40 registration fee or sub 1:20 in ideal weather condition.
  2. Jan 13th, 2013 Houston Marathon: 110% effort race.
Training:

  1. Run More.
  2. Better Diet: home cook more, bring lunch, cut tradition style dinner(for myself only) or even eliminate it, but eat fruits instead.
Simple does it. I will be golden if I can simple execute the above two.


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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:45 am

@Bob wrote:I love old Chinese proverbs.

I thought it was Italian. Very Happy
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:51 am

Current status: 355 miles since April 1st

Last week -

Tuesday: 7
Wednesday: 6
Saturday: 11
Sunday: 7, hot and legs tired due to the lack of endurance. Shocking truth. What a Face
Monday: 7

Will check weight tomorrow morning. 40+ is the plan for this week.
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  ounce on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:15 pm

@Jerry wrote:So the plan is to expose myself and put myself under pressure.

In light of the recent Sandusky trial, I would suggest to curb your exposing yourself. Shocked
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Mark B on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:41 pm

A good start, Jerry, and some pretty significant goals. Good luck!

Another add to your to-do list, though: Don't blame yourself, either. Nothing removes the fun from this than negative self-talk. And if it isn't fun, you're doomed.

So no more: "Jerry is lazy." It's like tying your shoelaces together and wondering why you can't run.
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:46 pm

I think we all care about you, Jerry - that is the point. Glad to see you getting back into the swing and hopefully this blog will keep you honest and get you to those goals.

As for diet, don't worry about your traditional Chinese fare, just the consumption of that nasty American fare known as Diet Coke Twisted Evil
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:06 pm

@ounce wrote:
@Jerry wrote:So the plan is to put myself under public eyes.

In light of the recent Sandusky trial, I would suggest . Shocked

Can you delete your post please, as now I have edited? lol!
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Post  ounce on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:18 pm

@Jerry wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@Jerry wrote:So the plan is to put myself under public eyes.

In light of the recent Sandusky trial, I would suggest . Shocked

Can you delete your post please, as now I have edited? lol!

nah.
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:27 pm

@ounce wrote:
@Jerry wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@Jerry wrote:So the plan is to put myself under public eyes.

In light of the recent Sandusky trial, I would suggest . Shocked

Can you delete your post please, as now I have edited? lol!

nah.

I am not going to see you when I am in Houston.
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Post  ounce on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:13 pm

@Jerry wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@Jerry wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@Jerry wrote:So the plan is to put myself under public eyes.

In light of the recent Sandusky trial, I would suggest . Shocked

Can you delete your post please, as now I have edited? lol!

nah.

I am not going to see you when I am in Houston.

Is that a threat or a promise? j/k.
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Dave-O on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:21 pm

But what is going to be done about the excess use of third-person?
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Mike MacLellan on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:30 am

@Dave-O wrote:But what is going to be done about the excess use of third-person?

Jerry is not a unique snowflake.

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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:52 am

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, I actually have been running, not much, but every day.

Monday, 6/25: 7
Tuesday, 6/26: 10
Wednesday, 6/27: 3
Thursday, 6/28: 6

Weight: 137

Hope I can do better in the next 3 days to make it 50 this week.
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:31 am

Ok, the first week is considered a pass.

6/25-7/1

Monday: 7
Tuesday: 10
Wednesday: 3
Thursday: 6
Friday: lazy
Saturday: 5
Sunday: 11

Weekly Total: 42

Did a 7 yesterday, but failed to get up this morning. No
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Michael Enright on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:32 am

I like that "lazy" reference.

You need to incorporate that into the plan at the outset...
Very Happy
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:47 am

Monday: 7
Tuesday: lazy
Wednesday: 7.4
Thursday: 5
Friday: 10
Saturday: 11
Sunday: am- 5
pm-soccer

Weekly: 40
Grade: pass


2nd week of 40 miles, I am keeping my promise.
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:58 am

The soccer scrimmage placed a higher toll on my body than I expected. I was sore until yesterday. Another reason I didn't run much was the late sleep. I was awaken by the alarm at 5:00am, but always managed to nap an hour more before I got up. Very Happy Last night, I decided to discipline and went to sleep around 10:00pm. This morning, I was able to run 12 miles before work.

July 9, Monday: lazy, really sore from the soccer, but a recovery run would've helped.
July 10, Tuesday: 3(got up too late).
July 11, Wednesday: 5(got up too late).
July 12, Thursday: 12(nice)

I came home this morning and was told our offer to our new home was accepted. We have been house hunting in order to live close to Lucy's new school - Hockaday, an all girls private school in north Dallas, a very prestigious one, I must add, that educated people like former first lady Barbara Bush and billionaire business woman Lyda Hill, who gave 20 million to Hocakday last year.

Our new home is just a couple of miles outside of Preston Hollow estate, where elites like Gorge W Bush, Ross Perot, T Boone Pickens and Mark Cuban live. While I can't afford to live there, I was told there is a nice trail, Strait Lane going through those million dollor houses. I look forward to running there.

Just looked at it on Google map, unfortunately it is only 2 miles. I wonder if I did 20 miles there, what secret service would do to me. lol!
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:36 pm

@Jerry wrote:
Just looked at it on Google map, unfortunately it is only 2 miles. I wonder if I did 20 miles there, what secret service would do to me. lol!

LOL indeed!!

Congrats on the new house and on Lucy's school. That will prepare her well for Wellesley one day - she can say she went to the fine school of Barbara Bush, Hilary Clinton, Madame Chiang Kai Sek and me(!).
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:20 pm

@Michele "1L" Keane wrote:
@Jerry wrote:
Just looked at it on Google map, unfortunately it is only 2 miles. I wonder if I did 20 miles there, what secret service would do to me. lol!

LOL indeed!!

Congrats on the new house and on Lucy's school. That will prepare her well for Wellesley one day - she can say she went to the fine school of Barbara Bush, Hilary Clinton, Madame Chiang Kai Sek and me(!).

Heehee, said the woman faster than Jerry. I shall give your PR a try in Houston 2013, Michele.
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Re: Never Blame Others!

Post  Jerry on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:44 am

Friday, July 13th, another 12 miles, 3 minutes faster than yesterday. Very Happy
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Post  fostever on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:52 am

@Jerry wrote:There has been too many excuses in Jerry's running and life that Jerry is so sick of and decided to change to be a better runner and more importantly a better person.

"Never Seek Praise and Never Blame Others." Marcus Aurelius




If we didn't seek praise from others none of us would be here as in this website. lol And you know it!
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Post  Jerry on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:56 am

@fostever wrote:
@Jerry wrote:There has been too many excuses in Jerry's running and life that Jerry is so sick of and decided to change to be a better runner and more importantly a better person.

"Never Seek Praise and Never Blame Others." Marcus Aurelius




If we didn't seek praise from others none of us would be here as in this website. lol And you know it!

Heehee. I thought about it, but felt not right to cut the quote short. Maybe Mark can educate me. lol!
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Post  Joel H on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:14 pm

You are 137 pounds, weren't you down to something like 125 last year? Too much buffets? Glad to see you are putting in some good mileage so far.
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