Thursday, September 11, 2008

Facing my fear.......

Okay....maybe it's not so much a fear; more like a "want-to-avoid-at-all-measures" task.

But I did it.....after getting home from working the vball game tonight (9:00pm), I changed clothes into my running shorts and top; I laced up the shoes, and gave hubby a kiss. He asked what I thought I was doing??????!?!? Because he KNEW I avoid IT at all costs.......


my response back was indeed......"Running."

DH: "Running? Ummm......where?" (because it's DARKER outside than a murky basement during a power outage!)
ME: Downstairs
DH: REALLY!?!?!?

And then..........I did it.
I swept the cobwebs off........plugged IT in.....survived a coughing spasm after blowing the dust off the counsel.....


Ran on the "DREADMILL!!!!!!!!!"

Okay, the "drama" here might be a bit much----but SERIOUSLY! I HATE the treadmill! And what is SO ironic.....when I started running back in 2002, I LIVED on the treadmill and HATED running outside. It is now the COMPLETE opposite!

It's SOOOO BORING!!!!!! And redundant!!!!! And hard to breathe inside!!!!!
However, 3 sweat-dripping miles later, I'm patting myself on the back and saying "Good job!"

And now......she'll probably start collecting dust again for another year before I finally break down, suck-it-up, and hit it again.

FYI: I'm looking forward to tomorrow night when I can hit the streets again during daylight :0)

It's FRIDAY tomorrow!!!! Whoooo-hooooo!
Happy sewing!


scraphappy said...

Laughing so loud right now. I started 4 years ago on the treadmill at the YMCA. My students made fun of me for and didn't understand how I could put up with the tedium. I didn't know how I could find a better deal than the childcare center, climate control and a TV for distraction. Now I can't manage to get in more than 2 or 3 miles on a treadmill before I start having visions of hamsters on their wheel and have to take a break. So funny!

Julie said...

Now THAT'S dedication!! I enjoy reading about you and Angela and your running regimes. You two are my heroes! And teachers too - we have that in common at least! LOL

Lori said...

The Dreadmill! you are funny. Do you feel yucky when you don't run?
Physically, I mean. Julie and I can be your cheerleaders."Run Amy..Run Amy" LOL!