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Friday, April 17, 2009

Was that applause I heard?

I took the dogs for a walk/run this afternoon. Yesterday I went with my friend and her two dogs for a long 5-mile walk, but today I was alone and wanted to push it just a tad.

I've often said I couldn't run from here to my mailbox if Godzilla himself was after me, but I'd like to change that -- just in case Godzilla ever shows up, of course. ;)

So... I start out walking, and then get to a point where I think, "Okay, time to jog." I start running (okay, probably loping, but hey, when you're 235 pounds, it's running, k?), and the next thing I hear is clapping. Is somebody around? Are they seeing this behemoth schlepping down the path trying to look as if she isn't dying and is showing his encouragement? Is it the wildlife, awestruck by this creature invading their sanctuary and giving thanks for the honor? Is it simply in my mind as I daydream about running a 5k and making it over the threshold?

No. It's my fleshy apron slapping my lap, thankyouverymuch. Ugh.


  1. At least you're doing it! Good for you... and you'll be able to outrun Godzilla VERY soon!

  2. Oh you can totally do a 5k. I dont know about where you live, but here in Pensacola there are several every weekend. Just sign up for one! If you enter as a runner, you can jog and walk. Its a non-scale goal which helped keep me motivated!

  3. Thanks, Sarah. And Amy, that's something to consider. I may be the last over the line, but just so long as I cross the line, no? :)

  4. If you are going to do a 5k, I recommend the Couch-to-5K program. It's based on the principles of interval training and it really works. I could never run before and now I'm a triathlete!

    Also, I'm down to a normal BMI and I have a flap of skin that slaps when I bike. So don't sweat the apron. Just start saving up for PS. :)

  5. Hehe, yeah, PS is certainly in my future.

    coloradoChick actually sent me the link for the Couch to 5k program, which I will start looking at here come this week. :)