If you know me, you know I HATE to run. I mean really HATE it! It’s boring. It hurts. It’s tedious. It’s hot (Florida right?!). I feel like my lungs are going to collapse. Oh and it hurts! That being said, while I was pregnant, I set some fitness goals for myself. One was to run a 5K. Now I’m not going for any record breaking times here, only goal is to RUN for the entire 3.1 miles. Hmmmm…run? The more appropriate phrase would be: I just don’t want to walk! If that ends up being a sssslllllooooowww jog, so be it! I just don’t want to run! Knowing myself, I also don’t like to be terrible at anything, so I knew the only way I would start to run, is to sign up for a 5K, so I did! At the time I signed up, it was 9 weeks away…now 7 weeks and yesterday was the first day I ran to for the event. Regardless, I ran (well jogged), for over 1.5 miles. A shock to myself!! Then walked to finish a song and ran another mile. I was pleasantly surprised. It was still boring. It still hurt. Still tedious and my lungs still burned. However, I did it!
And I’ll do it again…hopefully two more times this week. Again, the goal is not to break records. Simply to not walk!
Warning: two year old conversation coming…
On the way to our friends house, where I was dropping off the boys so I could run on the trail, Cody Wayne and I had the following conversation:
Cody Wayne: “Momma, where we going?”
Me: “We’re going to Aunt Lizzy’s house so you can play trains while I run.”
Cody Wayne: “Momma, why you running?”
Me: “I’m running to get in shape.”
Cody Wayne pauses and thinks for a minute, then “What kinda shape?”
Seeing where his two year old mind was going, I ask “What kind of shape do you think I should be?”
Cody Wayne responds: “Hmmmmm….A CONE!”
And that my friends is my son! Always good for a laugh…even when you’re about to suffer through your first run in, uhhhhh, forever!! 🙂