Monday, December 17, 2007

Eh, What the heck?

OK, here ya go Lisa!

Since I'm still a lazy ass, I got nothing to write about! So, I may as well suck it up and post a picture from the Jingle Bell run... This was after the race.

Now I have to run so I can post again and bury this picture!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Jingle All the Way 5K

I did it.

And, amazingly, I managed to finish 3rd in my age group.

It was a little chilly starting out- probably around 35 degrees, but I warmed up nicely. Then, around mile 2 it started to rain. And, after the turnaround, we were running into the wind. NOT pleasant. I managed a 28:38 finishing time. Not bad considering how little I've been running lately.

I do have pictures, but I'm not posting them here! We look like drowned rats in the pictures- the rain was pretty brutal.

It was nice to get out, nice to be at a race.
And, Barbie and I had a fabulous lunch after the run. It was a good day.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Glorious Return or Trial by Fire?

Tomorrow morning is the Jingle All the Way 5K at Rend Lake.

I haven't done any running to speak of since Thanksgiving.

I was considering cancelling the race, but what good would that really do? I need to get my butt back in gear, and the only way for ME to really do that is to give myself this reminder of why I need to do it. Running is a part of who I am. It has been, for the past several years, a huge part of my life. Why am I being so lazy?

I do have a million excuses- first I was working crazy hours for a few weeks, then the time changed causing it to get dark earlier, and now I'm getting a divorce right in the middle of the holidays. Honestly, though, people go through these things every day and still find the time to run. What makes me think that I'm so special that I can't make the time?

So, even if I have my slowest 5K time ever (very likely), this race will be the beginning of my return.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Some of you know the whole story, but I'm not gonna relive it here.

The bottom line is, no more drama in my life. It's gonna be wonderful!
No more living with jealousy. No more drunken arguments. No more. No more. No more!

Meanwhile, my schedule is all out of whack, as I begin to get my life back. I haven't been running, but that's nothing new... My running has been very sporadic the past couple of months with all of the drama anyhow.

Watch for me to begin acting like myself again...