Yes, you read that correctly.
I am attempting to prepare myself for a 10k run on Thanksgiving Day.
Romeo is preparing himself for a 5k.
My hubby/trainer was in the golf cart snapping a pic as I gasped around the corner. See my parents unusual lawn ornaments in the background?
Romeo is going to fast/walk the 5k. I’m so proud of him. He had his knee replaced July 12th. He is an animal. We start together in the morning for the first few miles and then he creeps behind me or beside me on the golf cart to rub salt under my nose when I get faint, squirt water in my mouth, blot the sweat off my brow…….
Ok….he is just there to time me and make me run 8 min. walk 3, run 5 min, walk 3, etc etc etc.
It is not a sweet time.
I get mad at him when he tells me that I haven’t ran long enough.
Are you thinking that you couldn’t do this?
Or that it should be easy?
Well, I have never even ran a single mile before.
So I am starting from scratch.
And if I can do it…….so can you.
I thought you might want to see some of my “hazards” so far when I run.
Baby water moccasin.
My foot, almost on it’s head, when Romeo yelled snake.
My reaction….a gurgly, yelpy, high pitched, long scream.
He killed it with a stick.
Not much of a watchdog.
He was right there with me. No warning from him. Thanks.
My weird family.
Came up on this yesterday.
Not something most people see on their running path.
My brother is a fireman.
He is exercising with that little teeny hole to breathe through.
He is a dork. I told him he needed to be careful, he could pass out.
He didn’t seem to appreciate my older sister wisdom.
My next lap, I saw this.
I thought he was dead.
So, I took a picture first.
He apparently does weights in between his laps.
Part of my view.
CR….Retired Dixie Stamped Horse.
Please note Troy in the background.
Rolling in CR’s….ummmmmmm……..leftovers.
I tell myself that this picture is my progress.
That I am getting so tiny that you can’t see me behind that little bar on golfcart.
It had nothing to do with depth….
I’m tiny, Kk?
I also told my husband that if he took any more pictures of me running I will divorce him.
So…now you know part of what I’m up to.
Will I be able to run the full 10k?
I will be lucky if I get through 2k running.
But I have been fast walking 6 miles and figure I could at least do that.
I also figure if I don’t start sometime, I never will.
Anyone want to jump on with me?
Is there something you are waiting to try?
How much longer are you going to wait?
Speaking of putting off stuff.
Do not look at the table it is sitting on.
That is still a secret to show you guys later.
How would you paint this little round table?
I will show you what I do tomorrow!
In the meantime ….here are a few neat links that could help spur you to a 5k or 10k.
http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml (Couch potato to 5k)
https://www.google.com/search?q=couch+potato+to+10k&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a (Couch potato to 10K)
So…all of that to say….
*Want to prepare for a run or walk of 5k or 10k with me?
*How would you paint todays project?
Are you asleep with this super long post?
PS. The blog is going through some changes that will hopefully be for the better! So, if you see some funky stuff for a few days, bear with me! I can’t wait to show you around after it’s done! Love, Me (again)