the gregarious homebody


Saturday, June 14, 2008


I did it!






Well, sort of...





















Okay, almost.



























Practically...























Okay, maybe half of it.














No amount of motivational thinking ("RUN, fat ass, RUN!") could keep me running the whole way. I just plain old got tired. The humidity really got to me and I had to walk 3 times. BUT, I am really really proud to say that I did NOT take a short cut (oh bridge, how you tempted me...) and I finished running at my best speed.

I am also proud that even though I was dog-tired, I was not totally out of breath. Now that may sound strange, like, if you weren't out of breath, obviously you could've kept running. But my thinking is that I was not out of breath too badly because, oh my god, maybe I'm actually getting into shape!!! This is amazing in itself because even when I was swimming 40 laps 3 times a week, other forms of exercise (like the extremely strenuous Walking Up Stairs event) used to make me get out of breath.

So I'm calling this a SUCCESS.

5 comments:

Bill said...

Congrats!

Here are two choices for '09

http://www.philadelphiamarathon.com

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/

jen said...

ARE YOU HIGH?? I appreciate your optimism, but I just want to finish a 5K. MAYBE I'll move onto a 15K SOMEDAY, but come on...!

Fifi Flowers said...

Love the way you did this posting! Funny! Clever!

jozette said...

CONGRATULATIONS. Seriously. The fact that you finished is amazing. It's so hard - I've tried running before. I can't do it. I hate it. It hurts. I'm out of shape. The fact that you finished is really amazing and you should be so proud of yourself!!!

jen said...

Thanks, guys!!!!

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