Friday, September 12, 2008

Oh, it's ON now!

It's time to get serious again. So serious that I joined a running team called Team Chances. It's sounds so sporty to say that I'm on a running team, but don't worry, they accept slow people (a.k.a. me) so its not as big time as it sounds.

Last night, I did my first training run for the half marathon I will be doing in February next year. This is the first time I have ran with any sort of effort since "running" the SLC marathon back in April. Ugh. So much is lost. Or should I say gained. Being on bed rest for two weeks really packed on the pounds not to mention I was not eating my best at that time (still not.) I have a long way to go. I used to be able to run once around the track at about a 5:30 to 6 min mile pace and my mile was a little faster than 8 mins. Now I bet my mile is around 11 mins, my knees hurt, I huff and puff, and my thighs eat my shorts.

With all of this in mind, I still came home feeling kinda encouraged. I've been in this boat more than once before and I've always been able to bounce back. I know I will get better and I'm excited for that. Although, I would rebound a lot faster if I could just lay off the junk like stupid Taco Bell! Why does it have to be so cheap and delicious? My life is SO hard.

Anyway, here's to my running rebound and laying off the fat and calories. And if you see me eating junk food, slap it out of my hand.

7 comments:

The Frosts said...

You are so funny! I think once this baby comes, I'm going to try and start runnin'. You can be my inspiration. We'll see, I am getting scared just writing about running. Good job!

Magi said...

word up home skillet, you are going to beat the turkey this year, I am visualizing it.

Heather and Brad said...

I'm sure you'll be back up to speed soon. Sorry to hear about the miscarriage. They can be hard. You seem to be handling is well.

Good luck with your running endeavors.

Heather and Ryan said...

LOL, I am in the same boat, I just joined a gym and got a trainer. I also told ryan if he sees me eating junk to slap me :) Good luck.
I am soooo sore!

Becky J. said...

I have been laughing about slapping food out your hand for a day now!! That is a good idea for me too :) Thanks for the invite to go run Sat. AM, but for now I need sleep too much with my night waker baby... but this too shall pass, then I'm all over it!

Fuller Family said...

I laughed so hard about your thighs eating your shorts I think I peed a little!!! ha ha! You are hilarious shorts eater! Call me and I will come running with you.. HA more like I will sit on the side of the track and motivate you by eating taco bell in front of you and throwing things at you. All in good fun ofcourse. A little Diet Dew couldn't hurt either! Then you could see how fat it was making me and you would run away from me...HAHAHA JABA THE HUT!!! Yummy!

Julie said...

I needed this motivation to get off my duff and exercise. I have been too lazy and eating too many cookies. I am ready to be good. (I say this as I am eating a cookie for breakfast-but seriously, after breakfast I'll be good:))