Thursday, January 17, 2008

Running Smoothly

It appears that I haven’t come to my senses, so I’m still continuing with my crazy running plans, that eventually include running a marathon in the fall.

My training is going surprisingly well. Although, truth is, I’m not actually in the real “training” phase yet, but I’m doing a lot of running and sweating. So I call that training. And, I call it a first victory, since I’m actually running (in situations where I’m not being chased).

I’ve already noticed a few small perks from this running thing.

- After I run, I feel energized. I suppose that is the consolation prize for being disgustingly sweaty and stinky. But, I admit, it’s a decent consolation prize.

- I’m toning up a bit. Although, not as much as I originally thought, since Husband corrected me that the “rock hard” ab muscle that I thought I had gained was actually just my rib. (I secretly wonder if it was necessary for him to pay that close of attention during anatomy class…)

- I now can get items that I forget during check-out at the grocery store in a very quick manner. Earlier this week, I realized I forgot the mayo when I was in line. The cashier told me it was in aisle 12, and I sprinted there and back. I got the mayo, and the lady behind me in line didn’t have to wait too long. Success.

- I have a real hunger (and a wonderful excuse) to eat more after burning all those calories. This alone might be incentive to keep me going, since eating might very well be my favorite hobby.

So, for these reasons and more, I’ll keep running. Running after my goals of completing my marathon - and getting my defined abs (or ribs).


tickledpink.nicole said...

Wow! What progress! I especially admire that you could book it at the grocery store!

I started Weight Watchers on Tuesday and all I can report is that I'm HUNGRY. My goal is to lose 10-12 lbs. before summer. Reading about your progress has encouraged me today!

Playful Professional said...

I like all of these reasons. Maybe they'll help motivate me to actually start running for real soon. I've started again, but I still don't like it just the results after months of training! Thanks for voting for me by the way!

kristi said...

do you know about the movie that is being shown this thrusday across the country called spirit of the marathon, it is only being shown on thursday. (encore presentation on feb 21)

way to go with your goal. you will NEVER regret the time you have put into this project.

tootie said...

Thanks, Kristi! I will have to check out that movie. It sounds inspiring!

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