Friday, July 29, 2011

Do I? Can I? Will I?

Do I sign up for this as my official FIRST half marathon?

Can I train for it through the cold winter months?

Will I even finish it if I try?

I'm so afraid.
Like want to crap my pants afraid.
Will my knees give me problems?
Is 13.1 miles just too many miles for these torn up knees?
April will be cold!!
I won't have much outside training under my belt.

But it kind of excites me to think about it.
I like the idea of signing up now and having that commitment hanging over my head.

What to do?
What to do?
Should I?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pay it forward.

Oh how I wish I could "make" others love running.
I am a typical A-Type personality.
My husband, Jeramie and I have been married for 5 years this year.
When we met he weighed 167 lbs.  He did MMA training.
He now weighs over 200 lbs and isn't happy with his weight.
I wouldn't even say that he looks like he's overweight.
He's 6 ft tall and carries it well.
But if I'm being honest, which I am, I'd like him to be a little less squishy.

He talks a LOT about what he's "going to do".
But he really lacks the follow through, sorry honey.

So in an effort to "help" I signed him up to run a 5K with me this month.
I continued to train.  He didn't.
Of course he ran the whole way, because that's what men seem to do.
He still beat me by less than a minute.
Which given that he's 5 years younger and 7 inches taller he should have beat me by much more!
Yep .. I'm a cougar.
Not really.  What makes you a cougar? 5 years? 10 years?

But I'm disappointed that he doesn't love it like I do.
I think he wants to.
But he doesn't.

I also tried to get my sister in law to run with me. 
She ran/walked the first 5K together with me.  But she didn't fall in love either.
I've moved on to another friend.  She's 3 weeks into the C25K program.
So far so good.  She's even bought some gear.

Maybe I've converted 1!
LOL .. because here in Utah it's all about converting people!

Do you too feel the need to share the bug?
Maybe it's just me.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nice to meet you.

Yep, that's me.
Classic "oh shit" moment from this past weekend.
Funny how my first picture on my "running" blog has nothing to do with running.
I'm a well rounded athlete!
However, I will say that after taking last summer off of wakeboarding while pregnant with my 4th baby,
well thanks to running I'm a much physically stronger wakeboarder.

I ran my first 5K when my youngest was 3.5 months old.
And so now I continue the adventure of running.
I've been a blogger for several years, just family stuff.
Well I noticed that my family and friends were getting bored with my running posts.
So here I am, starting a new blog, just for me.
How did I know they were bored, you ask?
They never left comments on any running posts.
So here I am.  Blog #2.  Hoping to make lots of new bloggy friends that love running like I do.

My baby is now 7 months old.
I joined Weight Watchers to lose that pre and post baby weight.
See I had this theory between pregnancies, what was the point of losing that last 15 lbs when I was just going to get pregnant again and gain it all back?
But now that I'm done.
Under threat from my father that he will take the gardening sheers to my husbands "member".
I am determined to reclaim my body.
And so I also took up running.

Here is where I will record my journey and hopefully make lots of new friends.