Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Went for a run today. It was a near thing, really. I waited for Jase to get home and unwind a bit. He de-militarized by changing out of his uniform and into civvies, then we babbled for a bit and I managed to drop a cutting board on my pinky toe. Who does this?!
Apparently I do. Also, "cutting board" is a multipurpose term. I cut the bejeebers out of my toe somehow. My left foot now feels incredibly bizarre thanks to a bandaid. After Jase got to play tootsie doc, I sync'd my iPod, geared up and headed out the door.
After a five minute warm up, my RIGHT foot must've been overcompensating, because I had to adjust my sock and then my laces to get rid of some rubbing. Then... I got hit by about nine Japanese Raindrops.
I have no idea how it happened, but The Humidity engulfed the base and the air went from "almost spring rain" to "I hope you can breathe underwater."
Only nine drops hit me... but I was drenched by the end of a 35 minute run.
"Run" is such a relative word, really. Am I a runner? Well, not really. Saying I'm a jogger would be much closer, but since I get up and move in a repeated quasi-falling forward motion, I say I'm a runner. I could be described as "lumbering" or even my personal favorite "waddling." Not only do Jase and I appreciate all things Penguin, but ~Waddle On~ is John Bingham's signature sign off.
Mr Bingham openly embraces "runners" in all shapes, sizes, and speeds. He was a forty-something couch potato who got up and went for a jog. "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." I relate to that in a huge way. He's now a successful author and has competed in over 40 marathons. *boggle* He's the national spokesperson a cancer society (I can't remember which one) and it all started with getting up off the couch.
I figure as long as I get out the door, I'm good to go. My form will improve as I run. My endurance will improve as I run. My time will improve as I run.
So ya know.....
(meant to post this here on Monday, but I forgot. Whoops!)