08 September 2009

external motivation.

the journey is the reward .. most of the time.

sometimes, when the journey itself is not enough of a reward - when you are tired and hungry and would rather nap and maybe clean your dirty house - you need an external reward. something tangible. something now.

my sked called for a 3600M swim - that's exactly 2.4 mi (IM distance). told myself that if I did it I would treat myself to a pedicure post swim.

and I did.

and it was delightful !


  1. What a good idea! I need a pedicure so bad it's ridiculous, but I fear offending the salon people. Maybe after my 2.4 mi race on Saturday? :) Great job on the swim!

  2. Nice job. I treat myself to CD's after big workouts.

  3. Pedicures are a must and a great reward! Great swim!

  4. I don't know if you can hear it, but I am pretty much on a daily chant of "you can do it" and buzzing with excitement as you get closer and closer to your big day!

    This is going to be fabulous!

    Oh and your toes look delightful - simply delightful.