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???