Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Running Running Running...

Keep those legs a movin... 

I hate running.  Simple as that.  I would be perfectly fine if I never ran again.  Ever.  I've never liked to do it.  That would be the main reason basketball and I never saw eye to eye.  Maybe if they still had 6 on 6.  I chose the sports with minimal running-- softball and volleyball.  I ran during practice because I had to. 

BUT I run.  And it's not in practice with a coach blowing a whistle at me.  I do it on my own.  Well, with UC and JW.  I don't consider myself a runner (mainly because I don't run far.  or fast.  or even daily).  I wish I liked running.  I would be skinny.  Every other day (let's not get too crazy here...) since the first of the month, I lace up my shoes and hit the road.  I look forward to the end of each run because I know I get the next day off!! 

I spose you are wondering why I run if I hate it so much.  Well let me tell you!!

I don't know what we were talking about at work or why it got brought up, but my boss mentioned running an off road race with her this fall.  Okay.  I'm in!!!  Wait.  What did I just say?!  So I pigged out that Friday and on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, I started running.  I am following the Couch to 10k program.  So far it seems to be working.  I guess.  I have yet to experience the so called, "runners' high" but at least I'm running.  I don't think I'll be able to run the whole race, but at least I'll make it to the starting line! 

I'm trying to talk MS into running it as well; she's the next Forest Gump.  No kidding. 

I guess I'll be running until then.  Hopefully I start liking it.  Maybe even become addicted to it.  I guess I just have to look at it as, I have two working legs, I better use them.  I saw a saying on Pinterest once that said, "I run because I can.  When I get tired, I remember those who can't run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them.  I know they would do the same for me."  So maybe I should be a little more positive...

UC developed a limp the other day so he hasn't been going running, but it seems to have healed up.  I'm debating on whether or not to take him again or maybe just take him walking on my off days.  I like to walk.  JW on the other hand, he loves running.  He keeps me going.  All four of his legs added up are still shorther than my one, but boy can he move!  He helps to keep me on my schedule!  Whenever I put tennis shoes on he is at the door ready to go! 

Wish me luck in the coming weeks!!

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