What’s up party people? This is Petey coming to you live! Let’s catch up on my workouts.
So my bro 5000/trainer George has been putting me through the gauntlet of workouts that focus on my core and lower body strength. Workouts include super sets that build up my endurance and strength. Results are coming soon!
Running is slowly coming back to form. 5k and speed work is increasingly better. Time is dropping. My focus now is on the long runs. 11 weeks to go, let’s get this…
Anyone who has followed my journey, or watched others’ marathon journeys, know that marathon training is a huge mental game. Being able to focus for 26.2 miles is no joke. In the beginning, mental fatigue is real and can impact your performance/training. Finding ways to stay motivated and keep going forward is hard, but it’s about the journey.
The other night, I watched The Roast of Bruce Willis. Comedians and actors hammered him with jokes and it was pretty hilarious. But it was what Bruce said at the end of the Roast that got me. He talked about stuff he’s gone through as a person and said “I survived… because I’m Bruce f’n Willis”.
I survived. Wow, awesome, it’s amazing where you find inspiration. I started to look at my own journey: everyday Fatherly duties, keeping my kid crew going when I didn’t have the energy and drive, waking up at 4 am to run and lift, put in 8 hrs of work, dealing with loneliness, cooking, cleaning, taking the kids fishing, taking them to powwows, ceremonies, church, and community events, taking the battle straight to my struggles with depression and anxiety, and still finding the will to run the Route 66 Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon.
I’m surviving because i battle everyday. I survive because of the love around me. I survive because folks believed in me. I survive because I’m Petey f’n Coser 🤙🏽. And still I rise…
My message to folks at this point in training: enjoy the journey, accept and learn from the set-backs and life’s cheap shots, accept the love and support others show you, and put love into your strength and endurance training. Love will take care of you. So hold your head high and your everlasting crown will not slip ❤️🤟🏽👑.
Ok. Think I’ve watched enough inspirational and Rocky videos on YouTube 😂. Time to put some more miles in, slang some weights around, and leave sweat pools. Y’all be cool. And remember to run your race One Step, One Breath, One Mile at a Time!