Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It's That Time Again!

Oh yes, my friends. It's that time of year again where I decide that I am being too lazy and therefore need to make some sort of fitness goal. I never do it for my New Year's Resolution...most of the time I don't even make New Year's Resolutions because they are pointless since I never keep them. Anyways, so yeah, fitness goal. Last year I decided I was going to run a marathon and in case you have been on another planet for the past year, I am here to tell you that I did it. The girl who's number one reason to take marching band in high school was so she didn't have to take P.E. The girl who took a fitness class in college and was running slower at the end of the semester even though she did everything she was supposed to. The girl who is the most uncoordinated person on the face of the earth. The girl who couldn't climb a flight of stairs without gasping (yes, gasping) for air. That girl ran a marathon. And she's gonna do it again.

So tonight was the first night of new training. I haven't run since the marathon. Not really that is. I'd run maybe once or twice a week but I haven't done that for at least two months so I'm not as in shape as I once was. We just ran for 5 minutes at a time (walk 5 minutes, run 5 minutes for 30 minutes) tonight and it was tough. But that's okay, because I'm tough too. And in case you don't know me very well, when I am determined to do something...I'm determined and I'll do it.

As for my partner, last time I somehow convinced my good friend Jill D. to run with me and that girl is more determined than me. That's another story though. This time I somehow convinced Amy O. to run with me. Or maybe she convinced me to run with her. Not sure which happened first. Anyways, this is going to prove to be a very fun and productive training. Can you believe that I've also convinced her that I know what I'm doing? I love this girl!

So anyways, I hope that my ankles and knees behave better this time. I hope that Jill joins us soon. I hope that Amy doesn't hate me by the time we get to the marathon. And I really hope that old guy in his purple spandex shorts is there again because that was just too classic! (I'm sorry, I just can't post that picture on the blog...you can view it on my facebook or just ask and I'll e-mail it to you :)

7 comments:

Lori said...

Run R-H-I-A, Run! I would so train with you for your marathon if I was there already . . . I still want to do one, you know? So a do-run-run-run, a do run-run. Which marathon are you doing next? I will come watch!

:-)

Matthew said...

I guess June is a good goal setting time. Less stress in life than January and no one is asking if you're actually keeping the resolution.

Good job on the marathon. I'd like to do one at some point. Maybe if we end up in Texas we can run together. Might even get Em to join.

WhiteEyebrows said...

congratulations on your new goal. please take good care of your shins and ankles...

Emily Anne said...

If you can guarantee that I will lose 100lbs, I will move to Dallas and run with you. Actually, once I get in better shape I would like to run.

Rhia Jean said...

The marathon is in Kingwood, TX on New Year's Day and you are all welcome to come watch and/or train and run it with me!

Matthew said...

You know, I have to work New Year's Day, so we'll have to leave at least the day before. But have fun with the running.

Alison said...

Oh, I will be at this marathon of yours if at all possible. I WILL NOT miss the purple shorts guy again! I'm still pissed I didn't annoy you with my presence and show up last year. Purple shorts, Rhia! Purple shorts! Argh!