On running. And running. And running...

A few months ago I quit my job to be a stay at home Mama, and one of the deals I made with myself was that I would find a way to lose some weight, get in better shape, and deal with the constant lack of energy that had been plaguing me for the better part of the past 36 years or so.

Enter running.

Running and I got off to a bit of a rocky start.

After I healed, I attacked it again.

I even made some grand internet promises that at least two people heard about.

I've gotten all the cool running gadgets and gear.  I love me some Nike, and the Nike + iPhone ap and sensor are too cool for words.  If you ever plan to run, or jog, or even walk really fast, you HAVE to have one of these.

I've been through four pairs of running shoes before finding some that fit my fat, gnarled feet.  Thank goodness for Road Runner Sports' very generous exchange policy.

I've been walking shuffling jogging running for going on four months now.

But today, for the very first time, I actually felt like a runner.

I set a goal.

I beat it.

I felt the burn.

I pushed through it.

My muscles are still protesting.

It's a really great feeling.

Now don't get me wrong.  I realize I'm nowhere near fast.

My stamina still needs a LOT of work.

I have a lot more work to do.

But it's ok.

I'm a runner.

And runners can push through anything.


  1. Oh, I am proud of you. I need to keep reading more of this, since I'm struggling so hard.
    I've reached the 2 mile peak, and the 2.5 mile peak, and even ran 3 miles once last week.

    But, it takes every bit of everything I have to go that far. Sigh.

    This would not be the time to tell me you ran 10 miles.

    I will still love you, but only after I smack you silly ;)

    Keep up the great work!

  2. @Dianna, Goodness no. No 10 miles for me. My goal has been 5k in an amount of time that wouldn't be embarrassing. I can consistently do 5k now, but I'm super slow, and have to keep shuffle-walking at different points. But I'm getting better. I think http://www.anthem5k.com/ is going to be my first road race, and my goal is to finish in 30 minutes. Totally do-able, right?

  3. I'm probably gonna do the Anthem 5K ... I may do the whole Triple Crown, depending on how things go.

    Right now ... it takes me 37 min to run 3 miles .... and that's on the treadmill. I'm not setting any time goals for myself, but rather just do the distance .. KWIM?


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