So, I want to learn how to run. Which seems like a really stupid thing to say. Who needs to "learn" how to run? Geez. Just run! But I tell you what. I have serious shame issues regarding running. You know those Presidential Fitness Award thingies they did in grade school? (If you're not old enough to remember, just humor me, okay?) And I rocked it with the sit ups. Can't tell that now... But I did. And I could jump and do pull ups and climb a rope and all that stuff. But I could never run the mile. Never. Not once in all those years. I would watch as everyone else was crossing the finish line across the field and I would be hopelessly walking because I just couldn't DO it. Every year, I'd practice and practice and practice. Telling myself that THIS WOULD BE THE YEAR that I would run the whole way! And I never could get it accomplished. I even quit the tennis team because the new coach made us run laps. And I couldn't do it. So I quit. Everyone loves a quitter, right?
So yeah. Shame. Self-imposed of course. But shame. And I'm going to conquer it. Ever since I read the book Born To Run, I knew I wanted to try one more time. Because he makes it sound like anyone can do it. And he shuns special equipment and shoes and says "Just get out there and pretend you're a kid again!" And even though I couldn't do it as a child, I'm going to try. Because he says I can.
So, when I finally got up the courage to actually GO inside the gym that I joined and found out that it's just normal people like me trying their best, I decided to give it a shot. And so far, I'm still walking, but it feels good. So I'm going to keep doing that for awhile. And then, when I'm certain that no one is looking, I'm going to pick it up and go. Just a little bit at a time. And since I couldn't run the mile in grade school, middle school or high school, that's my goal. One whole mile. And I'm not ashamed of that goal.
And if anyone wants to weigh in on a good sports bra, I'd be very, very happy to listen. Because DANG! Not comfortable.
In other news. WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS WHEN IT CAME OUT?! For the love of GOD, people! This is like heaven to me! I'm going to watch it this weekend.