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22 Oct 2008
Categorized As: CarbKiller

Wow HZ posted already (WOOT!) apparently I’m going to have to step up my game!

About me:

HZ called me on the phone yesterday and told me the reading-at-the-park story and my immediate reaction was “okay I’m in.” So the good news is I have a workout buddy. The bad news is she’s 2 time zones away. That’s a serious bummer because she would be a total hoot as a neighbor.

A couple years ago I decided I was going to run the Los Angeles marathon. I wasn’t this…robust back then but having to do it alone and the sheer magnitude of a 26.2 mile commitment freaked me out and I quit.

Then about 7 months ago a friend of mine started running with her husband. They wanted to do the Pasadena Marathon so they started small and kept going. When she started she fought to run for 2 minutes straight, now she’s doing 12 mile runs on the weekends. I want her energy! So I’m going to work for it.

No this is not me but I felt I needed a picture.

22 Oct 2008
Categorized As: Hogzilla
She turned 50 this year...

She turned 50 this year...

Okay, so I’m a fat chick. I am. It’s taken me forever to really mean that when I say it…but it’s true.

I’ll be 40 years old in March and the only thing I have to show for it (besides my awesome family) is 70 extra pounds. Sigh.

It hit me yesterday. I took my oldest son to cross-country practice at a local park. There were hundreds of people out there jogging and biking and walking. What was I doing? Reading in my car. It was a gorgeous evening by the river with paved trails and my fat ass was in the car reading.

I decided then and there I needed to make a change. Set a goal. Do something productive.

So I’m going to train to do a half marathon.

Yeah, I’m an idiot. But I’m going to do it.

Best thing about this whole scenario? I conned convinced my cross-continental friend to do it with me.

If Madonna can look like that at 50–then I need to take a look at her life and apply it to mine.

Starting Sunday, October 26… my training bud, CarbKiller and I will be starting the from couch to 5K training. Then we’ll work up to the 10K and hopefully the half marathon. My race is in March, hers is in February. This blog will chronicle our pitfals and successes…It should be a colorful party so stay tuned!

22 Oct 2008
Categorized As: CarbKiller

Because this is Faith Hill…

She’s 41 (and we’re not)

Besides this is supposed to be fun.

22 Oct 2008
Categorized As: Hogzilla

Why did I think this was a good idea?