Saturday, September 18, 2010

Really? Yes, Really.

The other day my phone rang and it was my sister, Katharine.  The conversation was pretty normal and then it turned into something dark and grotesque.  It went something like this:

Kath: So, are you guys still planning on coming up for Thanksgiving?
Me: Sure am.  I want it on record that we're having tons of meat, carbs, and sugar.
Kath: Fine. But before that I was thinking of running a 5k.
Me: That's great!  Good for you.
Kath: Wanna run it with me?
Me:
Kath: Hello?
Me: Seriously?  Do you know which sister you're talking to?

After much thought, I've decided to go ahead and do it.  I'm running a 5k in two months and let me tell you something.  I don't run.  At least not until this morning.  I ran 1/2 a mile this morning - after my sixty minutes of kick me in the ace step aerobics - and plan on running three times a week until I can run 3.1 miles without vomiting and/or passing out.

Ready...Set...Go!

13 comments:

Kim said...

I'm impressed, I can't run without vomiting at all.

Marissa said...

You can do it MB! Do it for rabies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3NimHt_shE&feature=related

MaryBeth said...

LOL! I'll make sure to load up on some fettuccine alfredo before I start for sure!

David said...

Good luck. I'm sure you'll be fine.

I would recommend checking out the Couch to 5K plan.

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

Denise said...

Me too! I'm actually supposed to do a 10k, but I've never even done a 5k and it is an option for the Turkey Trot. FB me and tell me how hideous that running is, b/c I'll be right there with you. I HATE it!

holli jo said...

Awesome! You'll have a great time. I'm not a runner either, and I did one a few years ago. I called it my marathon. My co-workers were so impressed. Haha.

Good for you.

Susan said...

Good luck! I'm impressed. I've only been able to manage up to a mile.

Brieann Dillingham said...

good for you! I wish I was joining you!

Higleys said...

DO it! Go MB!

The Hatch's said...

I recommend the couch to 5K as well great program. You'll do fine and there is NOTHING wrong with having to walk.

Stephens Stories said...

The couch to 5k program is great! You're running the one in Phoenix? hmmm... can I join you?!

nelsonturf said...

Give me a year, and I will drive down to run a 10 K with you. :)

nelsonturf said...

Give me a year, and I will drive down to run a 10 K with you. :)