What I learned the first day of being a “Runner”

DSCN3478It sucks.

It is uncomfortable. I was sweaty.

It felt amazing.

I only ran for 30 seconds at a time in between a brisk walk with my three out of control dogs for a total of 18 minutes. Seriously? Whatever. I have started. I have a coach helping me get this damn running habit into my life and a goal to run with my friend Riley. Gotta start somewhere, right?

Just for kicks I also did the Blogilates, 4 Minutes to Flat Abs and Toned Thighs – for 2 minutes. I think I was doing it wrong because my neck really hurts, but whatever. I am on a roll.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAI have stopped comparing myself to the much more fit version of me in my 20s and 30s. That girl isn’t here right now.  The woman I look at in the mirror is who I am and if I want to fit into my old really cute wardrobe, I just need to keep going…30 seconds at a time.

I have The Joy Junkie  and Nicole Antionette in my head. ” I am allowing myself to think and become a runner. I am committed to leaving my laziness behind me. One unsexy step at a time.”

As always, the mini mod for today was to just put on the shoes, which led to leashing up the dogs, which led to following my coach’s plan to walk/run, which led to more oxygen filling my mind and body, which led to feeling better about the Frozen Yogurt I just ate for lunch, which led to a blog post…not bad for just putting on some shoes.



  1. Thanks so much for the shout-out! Keep putting on those shoes, girl! Congrats on “being a runner”!! Wooohoooo!

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