My friend L.: Can you get that cute tuba player's number for me.
Me: His number is ***-****.
L.: Oh. Do you have something going with him already?
Me: Nope. I've got something going with his wife.
L. IS the tuba player's wife.
We got a good chuckle out of everyone around us.
I said to another friend, "I did some running yesterday."
She said, "On purpose?"
Why, yes. Yes I did run on purpose!!
Tuesday I ran around the block...twice!!
Before Christmas, hubs wanted to help me get into running. He told me what days to run for 10 or 12 minutes. The first day I went out, I thought I could run out for 5 minutes and turn around and run home from that point to make up my 10 minutes. I tried. I ran until I thought, 'Good grief! Has it not been 5 minutes yet!??! 'I quit running just shy of the 5 minute mark and walked home. Defeated. I only did this once or twice...then I gave up.
When we traveled to NC a few weeks ago, we were staying on a Marine base. These Marines work out like crazy. There was always someone jogging on a path they have to one side of the main road. I began to feel like a loser and dream of how I could be in better shape if I would run like they did. I told Donald about my wishes and he said we'd get started when we got home again.
The idea of this works out great until he goes on travel. Then I can't leave the house to run because there's no one with the kids. I just have to climb back onto my elliptical machine.
Hubs doesn't have another trip for about a month, so I want to run while he's here. He told me that twice around the block is about .91/mile. Tuesday morning was day one. I ran .91/mile in approx 10 minutes on the first day I tried!!! I ran two laps around the block and walked a third. I was SO proud of myself.
On Wednesday, I could hardly move! I woke up so sore...I didn't work out at all. Boo. Anytime I got still, I stiffened up. It was a painful day.
I will not be defeated!
Last night I went to bed saying, 'It's just to cold to run in the morning, I'll just do the elliptical.' I tossed and turned quite a bit last night and somewhere in there I decided that I'd bundle up and do it anyway. And I did!!! I did my second run this morning. I ran two laps...and considered attempting a third, but I just couldn't, so I walked it. But again, I ran two laps in about 10 minutes, without stopping!!! Yahoo!
I don't love to run. I didn't like running way back in high school when my softball/volleyball coach made me run. I didn't like all the running that comes with playing basketball. I didn't even like running the year that I tried Cross Country. What a bozo idea that was for someone who doesn't like running!!! But I was in shape...and I'd love to be there again!
I've got a long way to go to get comfortable running. My breathing is really weird...so I hope that as I get in better shape it will be less labored.
I'm not training to get into marathons or anything. I don't really know what my distance goal is.
I just thought maybe I could look like a Marine.