September 30, 2010

Don't Count Me In Yet

Like a dumbass, I went thru with that plan to become a freaking alien running person.  

Monday morning, 6:30am, I'm up searching frantically for my 12 year old tennis shoes, I was sure we moved them to this house. Grabbed for my morning Mtn Dew but figured alien runners would frown upon that so I filled up a bottle of water - gag!  

6:45am, Skinny Bitch and I head out. Various gossip and chit chat ensues. For about 5 minutes. At about that point the conversation became somewhat one sided because I couldn't breathe anymore. Oh God, don't let on that you can't breathe, Amanda, it's been like 6 minutes, she's your neighbor, you can't hide in shame after this! 

198 minutes and 16 miles later we were done. Okay, it was only 2.2 miles, same difference. Somehow I survived. Might have had a little trouble staying up on my legs while making muffins for the the boys - No need to bow down to me, it was a mix. By that afternoon blisters the size of my HEAD had developed on both of my pinkie toes. 

Tuesday I was going to go again because my pride is just enough to let me kill myself but thank God Skinny Bitch nixed it. If I live through Wednesday, you'll hear from me again.


Texan Zombie Goddess said...

Now see, you don't have true, deep down disdain for running. How do I know? If you did, you'd light up a filterless Pall Mall the size of a telephone pole afterwards, even if you don't smoke :).

Unknown said...

I so want to be a runner....but...I really really suck at it and I don't want to give up smoking yet.

not sure if my suckage in running is related to my smoking, but I have to suck to smoke...therefore....
full circle.

Stephanie said...

Great job, Amanda! I've started running recently after living a mostly couch potato sort of existence and really kind of suck at it. Keep your head up. It'll get better (so I hear...)! -Stephanie

Megan said...

They say exercise gets better after a few weeks, but I really only exercise once or twice before I call it good.

"Hey! I'm gonna work out! Yeah! Working out is awesome, working out makes everything amazing!"
(Two workouts later)
"...That's good for six months."

MostlyFlumxdArt said...

Oh yea, I am feeling you on this!

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Hey, good for you - you crazy lunatic! I'm sitting here with my cup of coffee and my donut rooting for you on the couch. Two fists in the air for ya!! You go girl! :-)

Anonymous said...

Holy hell! I'm gone a few days.. Okay months, okay almost a whole friggin' year and you turn into Forrest Gump! Well okay then, I support you... RUN FORREST RUN!!! :)