Saturday, January 07, 2006

Lori, a Runner?

Yes. You heard it here, folks. I've made a decision.

I am going to run in the women's 10k event in May.

I know, I know, it sounds far-fetched, and it is. But I've got a different approach this time. Usually I have this abstract desire to lose weight or get fit, and only a very haphazard plan for achieving it. Only once in my life has this plan worked, and that was because I had an event worth building up for. My wedding. I decided to lose weight before I got married (so I could look hot on my wedding night), and because I had that even to work towards, I did it. I lost around 15 pounds.

I know very well that if I have nothing to work towards, my plans for weight-loss or fitness will come to nothing. So I'm going to run the 10k. Jenny is running with me, or rather, I am running with her. We start our first run on Monday night after work. We will run up and down the Esplanade (along the river) which is exactly a mile from bottom to top (equally two miles total). Jenny is ahead of me on fitness because she's been doing the dance mat with her PlayStation EyeToy for thirty minutes every night, but I'm gonna do a bit of work myself, perhaps do my 10 Minute Pilates today and tomorrow to get ready for Monday.

Those of you who really know me know how incredibly not-disciplined I am when it comes to working out, so you probably don't believe a word of this. I don't believe a word of it either, but I'm determined. Maybe I'll even convince Scott to get out there with me and run at night. It's just simply something that must be done. My body ain't getting any younger and if I ever hope to retain any semblance of a figure after having children, I ought to be in an established healthy lifestyle routine far prior to childbirth.

So I'm filling out the form, ya'll, and I'm lacing up my running shoes (which I don't own yet), and I'm headed for asphalt bliss. Or agony, whichever way you wanna look at it.

PS. In other simply BRILLIANT news, Scott's loan money came through today and not a moment too soon! Council tax gets direct debited today, and it was gonna be taking out £99 of fundage which simply wasn't there! Praise God, hallelujah!

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