Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I be antelope

Remember when we were kids and we used to run and jump and climb and build forts in the backyard? Yeah. What ever happened to that?

Why is running now a chore?

Is getting older really that good of an excuse? Really?

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These thoughts have been bouncing 'round my brain cells for... ever. I figured it was time to do something about them when I tried playing soccer with little brother and I collapsed breathless and with a major stitch in my side on the sidelines. Wow. I thought, This is pa-the-tic!
 I'm fed up with wishing for better endurance and then going and reading a book in stead of actually getting out and doing something about it.
 So, Self, listen up! I now demand you run 1/2 mile everyday, to the best of your ability. And work on those skinny arms, soldier! Winter's coming and you can barely lift a five gallon bucket of water, let along carry it, you sissy!
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Sometimes I have to be my own motivator sergeant-major. 

The first day was painful, but today getting out there felt great, plus I ran twice as far. It's like my body is remembering how good it feels to outrun all the boys my age. Ha. I'm a long way from that, but I'm on my way.

Fall is the time to remake priorities. What are yours? 



  1. Haha! Love this post ;)
    For me, my priorities are school, family and miscellaneous stuff :)

  2. I know exactly how you feel! I have been rather lethargic lately, and I don't know how many countless times I have set up exercise schedules for myself in the past.
    Congrats on the new regiment! :)

  3. "I don't prescribe running this early in your recovery, sir."

    It's nice that you have a place to run. Where I live, though it's quite enough, it isn't safe to run. Also, you have loads of turf, which I do not, and asphalt has never been kindly to my spinal column.

    Keep it up, soldier! You don't want to get et!

  4. I should probably take up on your newest motivation. Me and running just don't mix. At all. I'm a strategic planner...not a doer of my wonderful plans. Lol

  5. Yeah....I feel the same way. School has definitely thinned my arms up and I've barely done anything outside. :( :( How sad, and I thought I was tough. I think I'm going to have to do the same thing as you.

    Are you doing Nanowrimo this year? I am for the first time, so that will be a huge priority. Though my parents have reserved rights to pull the plug on it if my studies suffer...

  6. Good for you! I started running when we started school in September. So far so good. I just hate it when it's cold though. :( Keep it up!


  7. Ah! I love to run! I haven't had much of the chance to lately though, or to read a book. :P