Monday, May 24, 2010

Back to Bikini's and Blogging!

UmmmK. So maybe I'm a lame blogger because lately I post on Mondays and Tuesdays and trail off after that! 

But this week, its not the case because I am pre-writing and scheduling, so when I'm tired and grouchy and my brain can't put two words together well or clearly, and much less  create a post, my blog will still be running. Or more accurately: updating. And maybe I'll be running!

What's that you say, KB? You plan on running? 

Well, yes. In fact I do. 

And I'm actually planning on training. For a 5K. (And I'm not sure I mean a race, but more like the distance). 

I've alluded to this idea before and I've wanted to do it for, oh, since 2004 which was the year I was actually running a lot.

And since I don't have enough on my plate this summer with studying for my licensing exam at the beginning of August, I think this might actually be the time I do it.

I've been scoping out races for a while now. 

And I've been reading running blogs, too. 

Trying to gather the motivation and the inspiration from outside sources. (Even though there is good motivation screaming from my closet and  bikini drawer). (Yes, I have enough bikini's to fill a drawer. And I love a good pool. And yes, maybe I need to grow up and buy a more modest age-appropriate one piece, but I have plenty of years for that). 

Anyway. I currently think think I can run 3/10 of a mile without stopping if I'm by my lonesome and sans ipod. But I do this 3/10 thing multiple times each time I set out on a jog. (Sheesh. Brutal honesty makes me feel lame, but I'm just trying to be real with you).  Actually, if I run with Handsome, I think I can go 1/2 mile or 7/10 without stopping. So I should do more of that. Especially since the sweetheart puts up with me and actually invites me to run regularly.

But I want to do more. 

And I'm so not into that whole Couch-to-5K thing that so many bloggers do. I'm sure its a fantastic program, and fitness is more my goal than the thrill of a race (because I'm so. not. competitive), but I just don't want to start from the beginning. And I don't have a watch that counts seconds or minutes so its just not a fit for me now.

But that whole running with Handsome thing is. 

So my plan is to wake up each morning early a couple mornings a week, locate my favorite gear, splash water on Handsome's face and help him find his shoes, and get my little tush outside in the peace and quiet, so I can quickly adjust my stride to the husbands ever-steady gait. And then we can see what happens from there. 

I want to be able to run for a good distance without the necessity of stopping.

I want to push my body to see if the 26 year old version can do the same things the 21 year old version used to do. 

And I'm not ready to drop the bikini's off at good-will, so back to running I go.

And I really hope I can start to like it again.  

I'm here. And I'm still writing, 


Kelley said...

yeah for running....I got up this morning and made it a little over a mile (with some walking mixed in) and then steps

d.a.r. said...

Good luck!!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I love running with Q!!! I ran for YEARS alone so I was tentative to add a partner...but it has been WONDERFUL. I know a running program might not be you, but you are prone to injury if you don't at least do a month of walk/run. Your skeleton isn't ready for that type of impact.

Charbelle said...

Congratulations on graduation!!
I was never ever a runner and the way I started was seeing how far I could run. Then I started logging onto to figure out how far I had gone. Now I log into before the run to map out my distance.
I started with a 4 mile run and then a couple 5K's. I ran my first 10K in September 09 and my first 1/2 marathon in January 10. I'm back to running 5K's because life is crazy busy and 5K's are fun.
I promise at 26 you can even surpass your 21 year old self!! I surpassed my 26 year old self at 30 =)