Ghost Runner

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Internet? I ran yesterday. Truly and wholeheartedly RAN! We didn't do the 13 minute run, we did 14 minutes! She surprised us! We ran 14 minutes, walked 1 minute, ran another 14 minutes and walked 1 more minute, then ran 10 minutes to finish. That means I ran 38 minutes! With just 2 minutes of walking inbetween! How awesome is that?! I really am a runner!

And the best part is that at some point, I realized that I didn't hate it. I'm very slow, but I don't really care about that. The skinny ponytail girls up front can go as fast as they want. Because if I go slow, I can do it. And I did! So there. I am a runner. And in 17 days, I get a t-shirt and a number. A NUMBER, INTERNET! Pinned to my shirt to prove it!

You have no idea how happy this makes me.

About as happy as my garden.

And at one point, as I was rocking out to Until the End by Breaking Benjamin, I thought, "If only he could see me now. Really DOING something." And then I realized that he could indeed, see me. And that he was watching and cheering me on. And how happy is that?

16 comments:

clearness said...

Wow. I'm totally and completely impressed. Because....I run like a drunk girl on my very best day.

Summer said...

Congrats! That's awesome. I'm so proud of you!!!

KT said...

That's fantastic! I love the tired but euphoric feeling after a run. After you realize that yes, you did kick ass today. :-)

melissalion said...

Oh that's great! Congratulations! A number!!

Also, you don't want a dog. They make poop, which you have to pick up. Blech.

The stories and life of a 10-toed North Dakotan said...

That's amazing. Congratulations. Glad to hear it. Can't wait to see photos of you and the number :)

The Pollinatrix said...

This makes me smile big. I haven't been running at all myself, but you're inspiring me to get back into it.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

You have no idea how happy this makes ME ... I'm living vicariously through you during my running hiatus. And I'm absolutely loving your discovery of running and that you might even enjoy it. What a fun ride this has been for all of us! =)

The Good Cook said...

TBHITW's favorite chant to runners was, On, On...

We always yelled it to him when he ran by in a race - or to each other....

So to you Kate, I say, On, On.

kilax said...

Yay! I am so excited for you! You ARE a runner! :)

How was your ankle?

Keelie said...

Yes--you are! And I know how exciting that is!!! Keep it up girl--you encourage me so much!
Hugs,
Keelie

Sparkling Red said...

Good for you! Running can be a beautiful experience, and a real accomplishment.

my33people said...

You are totally a runner!!! Wow!

Kate said...

WOOOOOO, WAY TO GO! I tried to run a mile yesterday & nearly died & mostly walked. I want to be like you! <3

Shelley said...

You are awesome!!! And quite the runner, my friend - so proud of you!!!

Lemon Gloria said...

Yay, Kate! Awesome! Really and truly!

[F]oxymoron said...

YES!!!!