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Mentally Warped

Friday, March 15, 2013

Last week I took a sparkquiz. The point of the thing was to see if I was "Ready to Run". I giggled the whole time I was taking it. I do NOT run. I have NOT run since they forced me to for my fitness test in high school. Of course the results came back "not ready". I made a face at my computer screen and out loud said: "No, DUH! Now give me my sparkpoints!"

But damned if those questions didn't stick with me in the back of my mind. Did I have a good pair of running shoes. I answered no, but I did buy myself some nice cross trainers. Do I routinely walk briskly? I answered no...not ROUTINELY but I've been skiing and doing my step workout...

All of a sudden I'm lacing up my sneakers and walking the 1/4 mile down the road to the entrance to walking/biking trail. And I'm thinking: "I'm NOT running...and if I do try it, I sure as HECK won't try until I'm out of sight from the road. Then there I am....and I'm RUNNING down the trail.

Now I don't have this on cam, but you have to know I wasn't racing like the wind. Still, this was me: me at over 240 lbs: jogging along...

Now I'm thinking, "Go easy, if you have to walk for a while, walk, this isn't a competition." But there was a bridge coming up...and it made so much sense to run to the bridge.

No matter what I TOLD myself I did something else. Now I'm kinda sitting around in shock. I mean: I RAN! and seriously : what is wrong with my head???

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CASEYTALK 3/22/2013 5:49PM

    Never sell yourself short. No, you don't run. Neither do I. But. . . hey. . nice trail, no one around, need to put in a little exercise today. . . what the heck.

Even if you never run again, you know you can. Who cares how fast you went? You did it. And if, by some chance, you find yourself wondering if you can maybe run over the bridge, or beyond the bridge, or. . . well, why not? You can if you want to!


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NELLIEH1 3/16/2013 9:34PM

    Sure 'nuff! Your heart is telling your head a thing or two. emoticon Keep having fun with being you! emoticon

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68ANNE 3/16/2013 9:25PM

    Oh my goodness. We must get your head checked....what's wrong with this?
Absolutely nothing is wrong with you. Woohoo you ran!

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