Monday, March 29, 2010

I run, therefore I am.

I can say that now, right? I mean I'm starting to run and so that counts.

This lovely lady got me thinking.  Then this one got me thinking some more.  And now it's all I think about.  I've actually had vivid dreams of running where I am breathing properly, keeping a good pace and then I take flight and can't get back down to earth so I wake myself up. Flying like a bird is scary, man.

But I'm not going to be scared off and I'm really gonna give it a go. What better gift to myself for my birthday than to try and get a little more fit this year and go break out on a limb and try to turn myself from an "elipticaler" to a 5K "runner"? 

Day One: I used the Couch to 5K plan as guidance and already screwed it up.  Instead of 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking, I did it the other way.

I'll try to track my progress during the week.  I'm supposed to go 3 times a week with a little break in between. My  next possible day at the gym is Thursday morning - I got my roots colored today and I'll be damned if I sweat with my pretty, straight, silky locks. I need to enjoy a couple days without the frizz.


Fairly Odd Mother said...

Good for you! I ran a bit with D on the track at the YMCA. He was hilarious running as fast as he could and giving me high-fives when he took breaks. . .

Keep running! Keep running!

Reff said...

You need to chose your mentors more wisely. :-)

Sarahviz said...

Yay! Go you!
(I totally don't run either if I've just had my hair done.)

mommy in a small town said...

I get so excited when I find other women and moms trying to run like me!

I'm in week 4 of training for a 5K and am at 2.25 miles a few times a week!

Keep up the good work!

And about this hair thing. I can't relate. I get my hair cut twice a year. :)