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On the search for big butts

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Well today was the official start of the training for a 12K race in May locally called the Bloomsday Race. It is 7 weeks from tomorrow. There is a 7 week training course that starts at one mile and increases by another miles each week. Let me remind everyone that I am not a little woman - today the scale read 243 (yeah!!!). I did the warm to the start line towards the middle of the pack....and away we went. I really didnt know anyone there - saw someone I know from SP but she is a runner and I am sooooo the walker. Anyway, earphones in, The Clash playing away, gloves on, water in hand, feet moving. I can hear the runners coming around on my left. I see the skinny minnies and dont worry. A SP friend who has done this herself warned me about the skinnies and not to get caught up in it. I do have to admit that it was disheartening to see the old lady birgade run pass me. But I held my ground. The were runners and I am a walker. Drums beating in my ears (The Clash not blood pressure issue)...keeping a good pace. But how to push myself? I start scanning the people ahead of me for those with butts as big as mine or bigger. That big butt becomes my target. I must catch up and pass that big butt. I passed blue butts, black buts, and towards the end of the route today....I found the purple butt....caught up and passed them all. Soon I was with only smaller butts...and the 1 mile was over....18.30 minutes ....better than I thought I could do. I am excited about next week and the 2 mile route. I will once again have The Clash playing in my ears, strong beat, easy to sing, scanning the horizon for the next big butt to pass.
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    I like big butts....Good for you training for a 12k wow. Yesterday a lady at work joined me at the track. We did 3 mile walking, but they must've had a group training or something too. Because all of a sudden there were like 30 runners there, but we just kept walking the track was big enough for all of us. Well good luck on week two. And remember to run your own race, there's no sense in getting discourage by the skinny mini's or the old lady patrol. You are out there and doing it and that's all the matters. Keep it up.

    3319 days ago
  • SAWWHET145
    Awesome! Thanks for the comment by the way..I finally got to reading them. I wanted to check out your page and the word "Butts" caught my eye...mainly because Butts is my maiden name! What a great strategy....You are incredible do not think at my highest that I would have the courage to even enter a K, no less a 12K! I wish we were closer I need friends like you!
    3327 days ago
    Congratulations on your motivation, Lady! You have a great attitude! 12k race - wow. That is great!! And you know, whatever motivation that makes you keep going... more power to ya!
    3328 days ago
  • BUBBLES99207
    I just love that story and I have to say it made me laugh - from now on when I am walking I just envision the big butts and passing them LOL --- That was great
    3328 days ago
    This is the third Bloomsday training story I have read today. I think you are courageous and funny. One was a walker and one was a runner.

    3329 days ago
    Oh my. I love this! I had never ever thought about that but it is and excellent strategy! You did awesome! I love it! Keep up the search and keep kicking butt!!!! You rock gal!
    3329 days ago
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