I have been inspired.
Oh by a million things, but in particular,
as of late, the IDEA of running.
It seems all these people who claim to be
"non-runners" around me are now running.
And not just running but running 5k's and
half marathons. WTH?
I thought you said you CAN'T run?
Now I actually believe I can't run.
I haven't run a day in my life.
I always had a slip that got me out of it in school.
I still dye from asthma on a regular basis.
I even had hip surgery.
Do you see how many awesomely perfect
excuses I have??
But then I get to thinking, if THEY can do it,
I am very competitive. That might be what this is.
My husband today was like "WHAT!!? You are
not just walking? You CAN'T run!"
So now I pretty much have to right?
Well I am going to try. Right now I am starting
with a 1.5 mile route that I alternate between
walking fast and running. I'm pretty slow but for
now I am just trying to get used to the whole thing.
My goal is to someday, who knows how long
from now, but someday, be able to run the
entire mile & a half.
Currently I can make it about a block at a time : )
My body is in shock from this turn of events.
I really hope I can stick with it & that it gets easier.
Really what I would rather be doing is this:
And for fun, here is one more of Ava sleeping,
I call this "Ava's idea of an after-hours party"
She's a pretty funny girl.
I should wake her up and make her run with me,
I'm just not sure I could keep up with her : )
When I got home from my mostly walk/sort of
run I looked at the app I was using to track the
whole ordeal on my phone. It gave me all sorts
of info that I found distressing.
First off it claimed I had only gone a mile and a
half, now I could of swore it felt more like 2 miles.
It also said that I "burned 150 calories, the equivalent
of 5 carrots" WTH? They must of meant 1050, or the
equivalent of an entire order of Pad Thai with 5 carrot
shreds on top, right??
And really, 5 carrots?
Do carrots even count as actual calories?
Next time I sit down with a big bag of them & my
container of hummus I'm not sure I will be able
to feel quite the same about my "healthy snack".
Oh well, here's to inspiration.
We've all got to start somewhere.