Tuesday, September 13, 2011
It doesn’t have to be pretty is just has to be done..RUN RUN!
Why Hello friend! I am going to be blunt about my first day of week two with the Couch to 5K program. It sucked, I got a side stitch for the first time, (Is that what you call it when your side hurts?) it was one of the hottest days of the year, AND I had a SUPER long/fun day. It was not impossible. It was doable and I always feel better about myself when I push though, so I am glad I did. I did have a few obstacles in my way this run but I managed to get around them all, I was up early (5am) so some kid-o's could be dropped off, then I was out the door early for a day of antiquing. It was quite a successful trip if I say so myself. I found the cutest owl lamp, I love owls..and Peacocks...and penguins..I think I love birds? Great price, Great shape, Great find! I also bought a red metal bread box, some Star Wars action figures still in the boxes for Christmas, some beautiful red whine glasses, and a few books. Then the whole family went to dinner with my in-laws. We had a few glasses of whine, some yummy carbs, and great conversation, and got home at 9pm. I wanted to go to bed but I KNEW if I skipped a run you would catch me. So I put the boy to bed and put on my new awesome pink running shoes, and went for a night run. So everyone in the world knows you have to break shoes in before you wear them. Right? Why do I never ever ever remember to do this? My poor feet are cover in scars from forgetting such things. Well 2 miles later when I got home, I threw my bloody socks away and FELT GREAT! Nothing two smiling Shrek band-aid's can't fix!
To all my friends who are also trying to get back/start running I have gotten your letter, comments, and texts. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! If this fat girl can run for a week, y’all can do ANYTHING! Just remember when your running..Amanda did this, and that girl runs like a Moose (or something that is not an elegant runner) so I know I can. I talk to myself when I am running you know make lists of things that need to be done, encourage myself to keep going, and yesterday I kept saying “It doesn’t have to be pretty is just has to be done.” It was not pretty, but it was DONE! Big WOOT to me!