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Wood Watches For Men

Beautiful and stunning… those are the words that popped into my head when I opened the box. Truly breathtaking, and honestly I usually don’t get this excited over something unless it’s some running or fitness gadget. But Jord took my breath away with their wooden watches. .

If you’ve never heard of Jord before, they are known for their 100% natural, hand-finished authentic wood watches. Jord watches come in various styles and colors. From battery to hand wound, there is truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for an awesome way to present and store your watch, Jord does that too. Can you imagine giving this to someone as a gift?



The presentation alone in my opinion is a gift. But the beautiful watch inside will definitely bring smiles.




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Saturday, May 30, 2009

It's been awhile since I've written. I've been out of town for work and super busy it seems. Ever since my last race, running has been a struggle. I don't know if it is because I really pushed myself at the last race or what the issue is. I just know that every time I have tried to run I have struggled. In fact, both of my runs at the beginning of last week resulted in me walking part of the way. I was more than frustrated with myself.

But as of yesterday, Friday, I told myself that I was running and I do mean running the entire distance regardless of how I felt. I left my office and ran 9.4 miles before returning. It gave me the mental boost that I needed for next weekend. Next Saturday is my first 10K (6.2 miles) race. I'm very nervous. I've never ran a race that long before. And my boss, who is excellent at pacing, isn't running the race this time. So, I will be on my own to try to pace myself.

I'm really nervous about this, and I struggle with pace...and that I just want to go 'faster' than what I do. I set goals of a 10 minute mile when in reality I run a little over an 11 minute to 11:30 mile especially for this distance.

So I want to set a goal to 'push myself', but I don't want to set an unrealistic goal either to leave me feeling defeated. I guess we'll find out next weekend.

Comments

  1. I struggle with setting realistic goals too. I think it is always better to not be too aggressive. You don't want to injure yourself trying to meet your goal pace and it's always easier to realize a pace that isn't too far out of reach. Race day adrenaline is always good and always helps move you quicker than you thought you could. Good luck.

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