Thursday, March 4, 2010

I ran.

Can you believe that?

This morning I got up and put my hair in a ponytail. I washed my face. Bobby pinned my bedhead bangs out of my face, put on that Bath & Body Works pepperminty lipgloss stuff, spritzed on some body splash, put on my shades and went outside.

Have you ever gotten to that point where you are tired of feeling sluggish and fat?

I hit that point 3 or 4 weeks ago. I joined an exercise dance class and it is a hoot-I love it.

However, there are a couple days a week my schedule will not permit me to make the dance class. Until today, I have been enjoying my off days. BUT. My friend Amanda motivated me. She started running this past week as well.

As for me, I have never, and I repeat never been a runner. Hate the word, don't want to talk about it and sure as heck didn't want to try it. But the truth is, have you ever noticed how stinkin' skinny runners are? Even if you hate them, you have to admit they look good.

One of my friends took up running a couple years ago and she transformed her entire body. She even checked breast reduction off her list of things to do, because the girls shrunk down to a size that didn't hurt her back anymore.

So, how was my first day on the job? It felt good to be out there doing it. I am using the Couch to 5K plan. Today I started with a 5 minute walk. Then I ran for 60 seconds walked for 90 seconds. I did that set 5 times-so that means I ran 5 minutes total today.

I'm gonna be completely honest about this journey. It felt great to be out there while I was exercising. When I got home I was starving and I've been beat today. Very tired. I did stay up too late last night.

In the meantime-I ran this morning. That is crazy!


Anonymous said...

Good for you for getting out there!! I have no idea where you live, but you might check in your area to see if there is a beginning running group! We have one here where I live and it's amazing the support and friendship you get from others!

Becke' said...

You are She-Ra!
I wanna go with you sometime!

Megan said...

Okay, okay, I'll do it already! You and Amanda and your diabolical arm-twisting. :)

marietta said...

Way to go! I love that alone time when I'm running - I feel so free! I'm sure you will love it too the more you get out there and run.

Newly and Forever, Tamantha said...

YAY! Another runner added to our numbers! I absolutely LOVE IT! I bet you will too!

Kelli Stuart said...

Run Anna run! I'm so proud of you! The Couch-to-5K is GREAT beginning running plan!

Betty said...

It's a good thing that you ran. That was a big bite of cake in your previous post! haha.

Good for you. Make sure you do lots of exercises that keep your knees strengthened. That will help to not hurt your knees when running.

Signed 'limping from running in the klife 5k'.. Betty

Geidlbots said...

Good for you!!! I love how motivation is contagious!!! By the way, my house looks GOOD. Thanks to you and YOUR motivation!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Good for you! I stared exercising about a year ago and did a little bit of running at that time. This Sunday I run my first 1/2 marathon! CRAZY!