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Thoughts from my first run of the year...

Sunday, January 01, 2012

D*mn it's windy out.

Did I just.. grrrr.. hit the wrong button. Start podcast over.


For the love of Pete, it's not cloudy out. C'mon Garmin, get with it!

Ouch! Someone had too much last night (this upon seeing a car parked on the side of the road, the driver's side headlight smashed out, glass all over the road)

This feels pretty good.


I should have worn an extra sportsbra. Ugh.

Thank goodness for these gloves. Fingers are toasty.

I should have worn my other capris. These don't stay up above my gut enough to hold Eunice in (Eunice is the jiggly icky bulge of fat above my bellybutton that has grown far too much lately).

OOoo. I like this section of music, makes me feel like I can run forever!


Downhills are good.

Crap, I can't stop running up this hill until I reach the top. That guy just came out with his dog and is looking at me. If I stop then I look like an out of shape wuss.

Made it! Pant-pant-pant.


I've got to get back to my core work. Stand up straight, no collapsing.

What the...???? HAT! D*mn wind (while chasing my hat down in the opposite direction).

Pant-pant-pant. I've really done this for 13 miles before??????????

Ok, let's run the rest of the way home.

*BEEP* (Pressing the stop button on Garmin)
2.64 miles

Take THAT b*tches!

Not every run is great, or fun. That doesn't mean it isn't worth the effort.
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    pure gold. thanks for that. exactly what i need right now as i'm struggling to get back to running regularly.
    3449 days ago
    For sure!
    3453 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    Wonderfully written blog as always Candy. I LOVE that you've named the area above your belly button "Eunice"! You put a much needed smile on my face and a giggle in my heart. Thank you!

    Happy New Year my friend!!!
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    3454 days ago
  • TERRYT55
    What a great blog to read first thing in the morning.......I will smile all day! I had the same kind of run last night and was thinking it must have been some other woman, not me, who ran a 1/2 just one month ago.

    Keep running!

    Happy 2012
    3457 days ago
    Ok I am still laughing. Wonderful blog, sorry about the headwind. I have to say that the guy being outside would have had the same affect on me!
    3457 days ago
    Wow! You're mind is a bit busy. LOL I'm glad you got in your run. I tried to walk but it was windy and cold here too. We walked a little ways but then turned around and came back. My face was frozen and I was worried about puppy feet.

    Sounds like you're off to a great start!

    3457 days ago
    emoticon Love the inner monologue! Way to get moving girl. I can sympathize with the cold fingers... I'm finally getting appropriate cold/windy gear together.

    Congrats on getting back out there!
    3457 days ago
    LMBO! It's not always easy getting out there and just doing it, but congrats to you! Great way to start the new year! May you find joy in 2012!
    3458 days ago
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    Hey Candy,

    I'm catching up on your blogs and am glad to see that you're getting your RAWRR back! Don't judge yourself by what you had last year (like the toned muscles and Eunice being smaller). Just consider it your current starting point and run with it! I think if we're honest, lots of us go through the same stuff you've been brave enough to write about. Thank you for sharing and putting yourself out there. Many people can not only relate, but can learn from what you're experiencing and writing about. Much love and success to you in the New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon Christine
    3458 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8532529
    You rock girl! Your getting your groove back! 2012 is going to be good year...I can feel it! I ran yesterday and went for a long walk this morning! I'm actually beginning to think 5Ks for the first time ever...hmmm might have to join you Portlandias for a race just so I can meet ya! Hugs...Robin
    3459 days ago
    Fun blog! It is worth it!

    I ran 4miles (non-stop) yesterday and walked additional 1.5miles. I did this with my family. DH and baby girl did not do as much but my little man, 8yo, Logan ran 5miles with just a few slow downs plus additional 1 mile of walking. DH thinks he must get a "runners high". We had to pull him off the the path and drag him. He insisted after his walked to put in another mile of two? emoticon

    "Logan" Mommy, daddy and sister Sylvia all want to die now...Let's go!!!

    We are all sore today even his face!
    3459 days ago
    You just made me smile - BIG TIME!
    You're awesome!

    3459 days ago
    I love, Love LOVE this! I chuckled and smiled all the way through as I thought of my own run today!
    3459 days ago
    Thx for the lineage love reading how you guys obtain them
    Great job
    3459 days ago
  • ROXIT22222
    LOL.. I just read this to the donut man. He wants to know 1) Was it windy out? and 2) how many 'shots' did you have every half mile? ;)

    As for me it sounds like my run today except for the wind! (I was in southern Oregon today) I too had a point I wanted to stop but realized that some one was on the front porch 'watching'.... Oh and I forgot my gloves, and had to run back home to get them it was COLD!!!!
    3459 days ago
  • LISA01605
    Whoo-hoo! Congrats on getting out there!!
    3459 days ago
    Love that inner dialogue! Way to get out there and start the new year in a much healthier way than whoever's car you ran by!
    3459 days ago
    LOL!! I think I just ran with you! Your description is just spot on girlfriend! Way to go to get OUT there and GO running!! My husband and I did a Resolution 5k last night, and by golly, I was feeling the pain, the wind, the cold and has wondering how I did 13.1 miles in one race only a few months earlier!! So....let's go forward and hit the road girl!!

    Running with you from Colorado,
    Julia : )
    3459 days ago
    I can hear the love in this blog... and it's been absent for awhile gal! Congrats on the first run of the year!

    3459 days ago
    Great blog! Inspiring - I'm totally going for a run today!
    3459 days ago
    Great blog. I love the part about the guy with the dog. I woke up to snow on the ground and almost talked myself out of exercising. Whew the old self just won't die... Glad you are well and running. I've been sooooo busy and am glad that life will be a bit more balanced with my new job. I've missed reading about your adventures! Happy New Year!
    3459 days ago
    Love this! You made me smile as I watched you run -- so glad you're still doing what you love!
    3459 days ago
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