Monday, December 7, 2009

Running Confession

Even though I've run two 5K's in less than two weeks, my running schedule for November left much to be desired. October's training schedule was all pretty, three runs a week, weekends off:

From Blogger Pictures

Some bad weather days and a couple rounds of with a bad back left November looking like this:

From Blogger Pictures

That kind of consistency is never going to get me to a half marathon in April. So I was thinking over the weekend about making a motivational sign to hang, to keep me focused. It was going to be a list of all the reasons I run:

High blood pressure, heart disease and high cholesterol run in my family,
Diabetes and depression run in my family,
I eat and drink too much,
I want to be there for my kids when they are older,
I intend to spend that damn 401K money I'm saving,
I want to play tag with my kids without running out of breath,
I'm really sick and like the feeling of sore legs after a hard run.

I was all set to print that out to motivate me, and that same day I get the following email from a friend:

From Blogger Pictures

I printed that out instead.

P.S. I also run because I ate this for breakfast this morning:

From Blogger Pictures

Yes I'm serious, and yes, that is the most delicious thing I've had for breakfast since I poured chocolate milk over cocoa puffs.

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