Friday, 22 June 2012

RUN! (toward the forest) RUN!

Cholera did not happen.
Neither did pneumonia, small pox or influenza.

So I sucked it up and joined the girls for The Run.
They are girls - I am not.

Here is what I discovered during my run:

1.  My skin (and parts) move a lot with each jarring footstep, quite an unpleasant sensation.  Gravity, you are not my friend.  

2.   My cardio condition sucks!  I was seeing black spots by the time I had run about 1/4 mile.

3.  The girls can run backward while shouting encouragement.

 4.  A sprained ankle or pulled muscle does not cut it with them - "work it out!" was the call of the day.

 5.  To the highway and back, which is 4 miles, felt like 27 - I hit the wall (as I mentioned earlier) at the 1/4 mile mark.

6.  Going slow enough so they could pick me up on the run back  didn't work - they insisted we all stick together and "isn't it beautiful out at this time of day?"
 I couldn't reply - no oxygen.

7.  Running in Son #2's old grade six sneakers was not a good choice of footwear but it was that or my flip flops.

8.  I had a good time - in spite of the cramps in my side and the burning in my lungs and legs.

Do it again next Friday? they ask.

Sure, love to.

If I'm able to move by then.  Or if Yellow Fever doesn't finish me off.......


Joanne said...

Good for you. The frog and I have everything in common.

Glamour Drops said...

your writing is getting better and better and better!

i have a stitch from laughing, not from running! When we walked the thousand steps a few weeks back, we were gasping and puffing, stopping (a lot) to admire the view. (good excuse) But people were running up and down the steps around us. We felt VERY unfit. So I feel your pain. On the flip side, there is a feeling of intense satisfaction after doing exercise, so maybe it's worth it???

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good for you for going through with it! Let us know how stiff you are tomorrow, LOL!

Glad to hear you used to go to the Brandon Fair too, LOL!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh...sorry, but your pain here did make me laugh. Love that photo of the frog!!!
My favorite saying is: I will only run if someone is chasing me. with a big knife. If they have a gun, I'm not even going to try!
And get some good sneakers before Friday!!!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oi, poor you, poor frog!