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I’m a running machine!

22 January 2010 5,369 views 17 Comments

Okay, I’m not exactly a running machine, but I really, really hope to become a runner. I’ve been wanting to be a runner for a few years now, and I am finally doing it.  I actually RAN this morning.  Yes, in the morning.  In the rain.  And, it wasn’t that bad!

So, I guess the question of the day is:   If I tell you that I am going to become a runner AND I want to lose at least 10 pounds by April 1st, do I have to follow through?

{sigh}

I suppose I do, huh.

Here we go, people. Hold me accountable!

The goal: Become a runner. (As in, a person who likes to run and actually does it a few times a week or more.)

The Specifics:

  1. Be able to run at least 2 miles without puking by April 1st.
  2. Be at least 10 pounds lighter by April 1st.  (If I lost 15, I’d be smokin’ hot, and I don’t want to attract too much attention in my bathing suit lounging by the pool, so I’ll stick with 10.)
  3. Drink more water and less coffee.  Need to hydrate, people!

I’m taking it slow, and getting some help and support from a friend (who is a real runner).  I hope to run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Maybe try to get a run in on Saturday or Sunday, but I’m not committing to that.

Why am I doing this?

Oh, well, there’s that bathing suit I mentioned. Plus, I want to look like a hotty again.  And, I suppose I could say “for my health” but really I just want to fit into my clothing a little bit better.  And then there’s that pile of “skinny jeans” sitting on the top shelf of my closet (and yes, they are labeled “skinny jeans”).

Is anyone else working on a fitness goal?

(Yes, it does look suspiciously like a chalk outline.  Either that, or I’ve taken “leave” of my senses.  Or maybe, this will be all that is left of me after I start my running program.  Notice how skinny she is?!)

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