teams – The Shrinking Jeans of April


February 24, 2010 By april

Okay, FINE.  You people win.  Despite my best efforts, despite fighting with all of my might to deny this, you all (especially YOU ChristieO.) have made it clear that I’m no longer a non-runner.  So this week, I give you…

Thoughts from a runner.

But I still don’t like to run.  I know many of you keep telling me that I will find that love one day.  That it will come.  So, I’m going to humor you and smile and say, “okay”.   But until that day comes, I’m going to just continue to run for other reasons.  For my teammates.  For the cause.  Because I can.

It cracks me up that 3 miles is increasingly becoming a “short run”.  And I’m quite certain that the first mile of any run is always going to be pure hell for me.  This past weekend the long run was a 4 miler.  We all know what mental blocks I’ve had with getting past 3 miles, so I dreaded this run for most of the day.

Despite the nice weather we had, I chose to run on the treadmill.  I’m actually one of those weird-o’s that doesn’t mind running on the treadmill.  Why?  Because I like having my speed, time, and distance right in front of me.  I like being able to know how much longer I have to go.  I also like pushing myself on the treadmill and “seeing” how fast I can go and for how long, but I admit that running on the treadmill can be boring.  Luckily, there’s a TV in the gym at work, and while I also listen to music, I find something to watch every single run (unless someone has beat me to it).

Now, I don’t know how many of you have been keeping up with Olympics, but I love them.  My favorite sport to watch during the Olympics is curling.  I have no idea what the rules are, just that you throw a big rock on ice towards a bulls-eye and you want to hit the other team’s rock out of the bulls-eye.  Oh and you get to sweep da ice with these really cool brooms.  Yeah, that’s it.  I can sit mesmerized for hours watching a curling match.

So, I rocked my four-mile run to Eminem, Metallica, and Curling.

And it wasn’t so bad.

Now.  What am I going to do when the Olympics end?


On the weigh in side of things today starts a brand new challenge!  It’s called the Sisterhood Spring Fling, and we’re doing teams again!  Who’s excited?!

That nasty Aunt Flo is near, so I’m up this week.  I really hate Aunt Flo.

Starting weight for challenge: 152

Good luck everyone!