Monday, September 15, 2008

Kidding Myself

Last night, when Brad and I took Neely for a walk, I told him that I was thinking about starting running. And he laughed. Not that he didn't have reason to. I have not run since 7th grade. Even when it is raining, I don't run to my car. I HATE TO RUN. So what possessed me to go for a run today, I don't know.
I took a final swig of my Dr. Pepper, put Neely in our jogging stroller (I bought it for Brad) and started out. I decided that I would try to run 1/2 the time and walk 1/2 the time. I told myself that I would walk for 5 minutes and then run for 5 minutes. HA! So I walked for 5 minutes and then ran by 5 houses. Then I walked again. So then I started walking by 6 houses & running by 6 houses. Then 7 houses. You get the drift--except never did I run by more than 8 houses. Thank god no one was outside. It was SO embarrassing.

By the time I got home, Neely was asleep and I was hyperventilating. No Kidding. But I'm not giving up.


Kelly said...

I'm impressed. I need to get out and walk - especially in this wonderful weather. I'm proud that you even tried!

kacysuzanne said...

Go Amanda! Once Wells is big enough to be in a jogging stroller, I would love to join you. You'll be running miles by then & can be my trainer!

Kelly said...

I'll be happy to drive behind ya'll and play music for you. ha!

OTmom said...

I know what you mean! I always say I only run in case of a fire or flood!!! I just cant do it!!!! Good for you though!!! Lots of my friends run and really like it.