Queen Charming, my backyard-neighbour, is a personal trainer. She’s one fit lady.
A few months ago I was whining about how out of shape I am, and how hard it is to get motivated to work out when I’m just so darn tired all the time. And Queen Charming was all, “Hey, have I got the event for you! I’m running the Army Run in September, and you should run with me. It’s only 5K!”
Then I had a momentary break from reality and during the black out, I actually signed up.
Even though there is no chance that Queen Charming and I will actually run together — I’m sure she’ll finish in half the time I will. And also not to mention that even if we could run together, there’s no way it’d be a social occasion for a little chit-chat. We’d be like:
QC: It’s such a beautiful day.
QC: I got this new water bottle, on sale at The Running Room.
Me: gasp gasp
QC: What do you think of the new Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance?
Me: quietly dies
So yes, not quite such a gal pal bonding moment.
Anyway, I’m registered, and there’s a free t-shirt on the line, so I’m going to show up. Dammit.
Even though it’s at eight in the morning.
Even though I have Gal Smiley’s birthday party the day before, an outdoor party where I will be entertaining eight children.
Even though the evening before, I have girl’s night poker, which means crazy snacking and staying up late and probably pulling a muscle from laughing so hard.
I was out for a training run last night, about 3K of run a minute, then walk a minute. It was hard work, but I made it, and I feel good about it. Not too tired today, either (thank you, caffeine). So it seems like…I could do this. I could make it.
Or maybe I’ll just get the t-shirt and then take a cab.
I’ll let you know if I survive.
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YAY for you Lynn. The Army run was my first ever 5K. It took me 39 minutes to run it (and I stopped 3 times, on minute at a time). But I loved it. It is a bit of an easier run. The only up hill is at the start. And it is beautiful along the water. I wish I could run with you. But my belly is getting in the way. When I start again next year I will try and run with you once in a while.
You go girl!! Next thing you know you’ll be doing the Ottawa marathong.
Yoooo kun doooo eeeeet!!!!
And it’s my birthday… 😉
I think I’m doing the Half… not sure though.
LOL about quietly dying. That would be me too. Good for you though! Hmm, I really need to start running again…
Haha. Next time you’re quietly dying, just remember running is simple!
Good on ya! I wish you better luck than me in taking up jogging again!
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