Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?' - Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Thanks to all....

for their encouraging words about running. Cos and I did run Monday with a person from the beginner class. We also just got back from our run this morning. I am glad I did it but it wasn't fun. We passed a long-haired blonde, size 4 blonde. I thought to myself, 'Yeah, if I was that tiny, I would be walking to!' Well, eat my words, because about 2 minutes later, she blew by me, probably doing a 7 and a half minute mile pace. So I started feeling sorry for myself for having to haul my larda$$ at my snail's pace and then just then, just as I needed it, the song on the ipod goes to one of my fav running songs, Hung Up by Madonna with the aforementioned lyric, 'those who run.....' I feel inspired and I pick up my plodding pace and then realize that I had forgotten what the rest of the lyrics say which is, 'Time goes by so slowly....' Over and over again. She repeats that line about 100 times. I wanted to curl up in a fetal position by the side of the road, time was going by very slowly...... But anyways, we dug deep, finished and of course, now that it is over, I feel great and am glad I ran.


Sue said...

You know that you have inspired alot of people to keep with it....we know that you can!!!

Anonymous said...

"And i ran, i ran so far away..." (Flock of Seagulls AND you, Trac)


Yay for you, really!