Thursday, November 17, 2005

It must seem silly to post my "accomplishments" with running since Jason just finished a friggin' marathon, eh. Oh well, to me this is a marathon, of sorts. The fact that I'm doing it is a miracle and I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming all of this.

My latest achievement is that I ran 3 miles for the first time last night. I did it even though I didn't even think I'd be running yesterday due to a weird twist of a muscle that happened when I slipped on some ice earlier that day. I had just told my running buddy an hour or so before that I was going to sit the night out in hopes that I woulndn't further aggravate the injury. Then I went to the couch eager to catch up on my TiVo recordings when I suddenly realized that I had to go. I couldn't bear the thought of missing a running day. Wow, who is this person??

Oh, more on my buddy....
I've recruited a running buddy who runs a bit faster than I do and can certainly go farther. Her name is Carrie and is just perfect for me as an exercise buddy. She can understand my breathy mindless chatter (while we run), she high fives me when I point out an accomplishment and she is ALWAYS in a good mood. I will whine, bitch and complain and she just smiles at me and says "I'm so glad your here, Ash". Sigh. I'm lucky that she puts up with me.

I'm off to the gym, once again. Kieran has swimming lessons and I need to do 30 min. on the elliptical. Is it so weird that I look forward to the gym? I know, yes it is.


Blogger Jason said...

Three miles i sactually a big accomplishment. I actually stayed at 2 miles for a while (didn't actually finish that run plan). Then one day I decided to slow down my speed and go for the 3 miles and then work my speed back up to the speed I had been doing the 2 miles. So, don't play down your accomplishment.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm really impressed! You may remember me - I was the gal who used to go to the gym with you in McMinnville, Oregon wearing big baggy shorts covered with fruit, which made me look like a gay parachutist. I also tucked in my t shirt and pulled the waist up to my arm pits. Well, I'm 20 pounds heavier and half those geeky outfits I wore don't even fit now!

Way to go! I hear those endorphins are better than any prescription on the market!

My best to sausage boy!

5:36 PM  

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