Thursday, July 14, 2011

i runned it


in middle school i ran a 14-minute mile and my p.e. teacher laughed at me and instead of being sad about it i accepted that i would never be one of those cool runner track sprinter cross country kids. {it was ok i had marimbas?} the excuses i'd give: my legs are too stumpy, it's so soooo boring, biking is cooler. still i felt a little uneasy about the fact that i'd never run a marathon or be able to have a low maintenance workout, one that didn't necessitate a mat or a wheel. so anyways, i don't know if it's the mountain air or my slow movement towards geezerdom, but i miraculously and rather suddenly love running now and today i proved it by running my very first race!!!! i ran the camp run 4 fun. all 1.8 miles of it. i didn't even come in dead last... i came in second to last! and it was favorite times, number pinned on my belly and everything.

boston marathon, get at me.

-yeh!

5 comments:

Charlotte said...

Congrats! You are a braver woman than I. I believe that we have the wheel for a purpose... so I can ride my bike instead of run. yay for technological advancements!

kimbirdy said...

YAY!!! i can totally relate - i could barely run a mile, now i have huge celebrations when i make it to almost 3 miles. so i think running this was a huge accomplishment, i would probably not even try. thanks for the inspiration!

Robyn said...

Congrats on the run! I totally totally super fail at running...I once did a ~14 mile "run" (uh, like half walking) in middle school too. HIGH FIIIIEVeuhhhheyeahaaah and now I am a blob of wasted muscle.

elephantJuice said...

Congrats! I've always sucked at running, I was always last at school! Love the idea of running though, haha.

Robyn said...

(And uh like 24 hours later I realize, I meant a ~14 *minute* 1-mile run, not a...~14 mile run...good lord, that would be death.)

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