Soooo.....I get now why I don't see bigger people running....cause I just don't think that it's possible.
In the midst of my sleep issues and getting up before the sun does...I have decided to start walking around 5AM before my husband leaves for work, just a few times a week...not giving up my elliptical and treadmill time at the gym...but it's nice to get out in the fresh air as well. Since I signed myself up for this 5K run September, I figured I should start running... Ha. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yup. That funny. I stretched. Like a pro. Got my shoes on. Like pro. Put my ear buds in. Like pro. Put Eye of the Tiger on Like a pro. Started to jog. Like a pro. Got 4 houses. Said...O M G, Fat people should not run. And stopped. Well, I didn't really stop, I walked. Thought maybe I just needed to catch my breath. Gave myself a goal of that lamppost up there to start again. Thought about the eye of the tiger. Started again. Made it to the next lamppost. F the eye of the tiger. The tiger is DEAD. Tried ONE MORE TIME. Drive way to two driveways down. Made it, but barely. Walked the next three and a half miles yelling at myself...Really, Megan....really? You can't run more than 1/4 a block? And suburban blocks, at that? And then I thought....Nope...I can't...not on day one...but you know what....on day 4...maybe day 6...I bet I will be able to...maybe it will take until day 14....but I won't know until I try it. And, Miss Megan, after that you walked 3.5 FRAKEN MILES! Give yourself a break!
PS. Frak is a new word in our house. It's like Frank, but without the N.