February 07, 2011

Running and Pain go together like Chocolate and Milk

So a few weeks ago I had this brilliant idea to become a runner. I had this vision in my head of me running in a bathing suit and nothing jiggling in the breeze.

Kinda like the Baywatch girls...but me.

Create your own FACEinHOLE

I have been going to the gym to lift weights and tone my jiggly parts.
Running at the track with my running shorts and Ipod.
Tanning to camouflage my "Mommy Lines" if you know what I mean.

And my body has decided to yell very loudly at me

"WTF are you thinking? You have never been a runner and you think now that you decide at the age of 35 to become all healthy, that I am just going to...umm....move? You are out of your flippin mind!!!"

My body is fighting me with all it can.
My feet hurt.
My legs hurt.
My mind prefers to just sit on the couch and tries to talk me into it every single day.
My tummy likes chocolate....and cookies....and soda....and everything that it shouldn't.
My feet hurt.

I am old.

But determined.
I think.


Courtney said...

Hi! I found your blog through Blair's. . . Your Baywatch pic made me laugh out loud! Also, I have to recommend a book that I read after I woke up one morning and decided to be a runner - It's called The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer. Obvi, you don't have to actually run the marathon, but I was so incredibly inspired by it and it starts out so, so gently (better than any c25k program I've seen).. Anyway.. good luck!

Shell said...

Way to go! I keep hoping that I can THINK myself into shape- like if I think about going to the gym, I'll get toned.

That doesn't work?

Blair@HeirtoBlair said...

Keep going, keep going, keep going!

You can totally do this.

You've got like, 40 years until you're 70. & then when you're 70, you can sit down & eat chocolate & play cards. But you're not 70 yet ;)

Mammamoiselle said...

Love this post! :) Too funny. But in all seriousness...you can do this. Keep it up!

Apparently P said...

You are too funny! For some reason I've always believed that running would be the key to unlocking the skinny self that I dream to be. And yet every time I try the C25K program, I quit. I'm giving it another go right now and have promised to follow through this time. Good luck to you!

Diane said...

Don't give up. It will get easier. And 35 is nowhere near old!

Gigi said...

I have faith in you - you will be a runner if that's what you want to be.

Me? I will never be a runner. I know this with every fiber of my being.

Sarah said...

I want to get healthier too!! I want to try running as well, but I don't want to pay for a gym membership...so I have to wait for the weather to warm up ;) Until then, part of my new daily routine is exercise every morning for 10-30 minutes.

Jenners said...

Every time I go insane like this, my body says "No, no, no, you don't. You can't change the rules now. Sit your big butt down!"

Foursons said...

I love the idea of running. I love that you get from point A to point B much quicker than walking but my body doesn't care so much about those things.

Elaine A. said...

OH girl, work past the soreness. If I can do it, I know you can!! Go get 'em! (the running that is, not the sugary things...) ;P

Anonymous said...

wow, I thought I was the only person who wants to be that Baywatch runner!! Minus the boobs(they look like they get in the way :-) but like you, my body revolts every time! Good luck working through it, I'm working on that right now too! You can do it~!