Thursday, February 25, 2010

Are You A Runner?


Last Saturday night I meet a few (Holly, Laura, Jolene & CM) blogging Mom's out for dinner and some awesome conversations.  Laura got there at 6:00 PM and Laura, Jolene and I left at 12:15 AM.  YIKES!  That was one long night of a lot of fun!  It was great to meet CM!  We all were talking about exercising or running or something. 

CM asked me if I was a runner. 

{Ah, well, hmmm, am I a runner?  Well, not really because I have yet to run anywhere since uh, well, hmmm, let's see before I got pregnant with Sophie (that would be over a year ago).  It's been too cold to run outside lately and the roads have been icy near my house.  Hmmm....the treadmill belt is broken and even though my husband keeps asking me if I've ordered the belt because he'll put it on for me, no, it hasn't been ordered.}

All that in a few split seconds.  Meanwhile what to answer? 

{I do have big plans to be a runner.  You know, because my sister is running Grandma's Marathon in June and we've always thought it would be nice to run together in the race.  I ran the 1/2 Marathon back in like 2001 errr something like that.  She ran the 1/2 the last two years in a row.  Now she's taking the big plunge.  I said I would run the 1/2.  I haven't signed up *yet*.  What am I waiting for?}

Back to the question..."Are you a runner?"  My answer, "Uh, in my head I'm a runner".  Yes, in my head I'm a runner but my legs would beg to differ.

I was lazy lazy yesterday.  Spent too much time on the computer. {Still no twitter or facebook}  But I was looking up running things.  Getting inspired.  Shedding my excuses {can't find the MP3 player, need an iPod, too cold, too icy (well, those are a little bit legit aren't they?), can't get out of bed, can't find my running watch, need new shoes, uh, what else?}. 

I've come to the end of the line. 

I got up and worked out this morning.  I registered for Grandma's 1/2 Marathon.  I'll find out if I got in next week.  Even if I don't get in I'll sign up for another one some friends from my old salon are running in July.  I have to have a goal otherwise I'll slide.  Whereas with a goal of a 1/2 marathon each day brings me closer to the goal and I can't miss otherwise I won't be able to make it. 

Accountability.



While this is not actually me {I know, the missing bagel belly tipped you off} because I don't live by what looks like the ocean, I am hoping I look something like this before summer.  Or at least feel better about how I do look and feel.  I think my ticker will appreciate some exercising as heart disease runs rampant in my Mom's family.  I also had my cholesterol checked after Karley and it wasn't good.  I have some changes to make.

The party is over. 

A new leaf has started.  REALLY!

I have to be up to 3 miles by March 30.

So, are you a runner?  Do you run races?  When do you run?  If you have kids, before kids wake or after they are in bed?


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