Today is another In-FIT Studio day. I’m sure I’ve mentioned to you that the staff there are all pretty fit!!! I guess it would be poor advertising if they weren’t. One of the reasons for their fitness is that they like to run.
I do not.
If you’ve read my first book, you may remember my thoughts on that. But, lately I’ve been thinking I really should try again.
People respond differently when you are out running. They honk their horn and wave, give you the thumbs up, and say things like “how much did you run today?” When you walk….well…. you can wear normal clothes and look like a pedestrian. It would be nice to feel like a rock star for a change, so I’ve been running.
On Thanksgiving Day, I ran in my first Turkey Trot. It was the first 5K I’ve actually run in for almost 20 years. I don’t even know what to say to that!
It took me 37 minutes to finish the 3.1 course. That time is kind of embarrassing but as owner, Kip Jawish puts it, “you lapped all the people sitting on the sofa.” I like his thinking!
Thirty seven minutes felt like forever. In reality, it is not much more than an episode of Modern Family. The only difference is that I laugh during the entire 1/2 hour of Modern Family. I didn’t laugh once during my 37 minute run.
My friend, Tammie, talked me through the entire course. My son, Craig, finished and came back to run a portion of it with us so at one point I had a “coach” on either side of me voicing words of encouragement. You would have thought I was in labor. It felt like it.
Tammie found out a few things about me that day. 1) I won’t sing while running. 2) I won’t talk while running. (hard to believe, huh?)
You know what motivated me most? Every time I saw someone wearing some sort of turkey headdress, I had to pass them, because wearing a fowl on your head is wrong on so many levels. They deserved to be passed! 🙂
I was not last.
My son was right. (He often is). I’m already plotting my next attempt so I can start shaving time off my PR.
Can you call the first time out a PR?
I think so, because most times, showing up is half the battle.