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To run...haha... or not to run

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

OK. I am NOT a runner. My husband is and has a wall of medals to prove it. He is skinny as a rail and is very dedicated to getting out by 5:30 almost every day to run.
Me...well, there is a reason I am here on SparkPeople. I found myself in a position last year that was so embarrassing and I can't rewind that tape.
I was in Grenada with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. There is a very pretty waterfall that they thought we should see while on the island. My daughter said it's not that difficult a walk to get to it. She LIED! You start at the top of a hill in jungle like territory and have to leap from rock to rock. Needless to say it was tough. I wish I could have enjoyed the view but I was feeling none too perky. The trip back up was slow as I tried to keep up. I just could not catch my breath and my heart was pounding out of my chest. Here they were climbing back up with no problem and the 12 yr old guide was hanging back to assist me.
Well, I a year older and trying to get in shape. Did I get out in the 45 degree weather and do an interval run...yep. I did. I am not good at it but plan on getting better.
I am so lucky to have my health and I know it is up to me to make things better. Not that I like it...no...but I do feel pretty good when it's done and my husband is so encouraging.

Yep...I guess I will run emoticon
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