July 29, 2009

Out of my mind

So apparently I lost my mind at some point yesterday. I agreed to do the local Harvest Run in September. It's only a 5K so it isn't THAT big of a deal...unless you happen to want to fall over and die after about....oh....a block.

Seriously I am probably one of the laziest people you will ever meet. I mean REAL lazy. I was blessed with a great metabolism as a kid an in my early 20s, but that started a downhill sloap about 6 years ago. One day I got in my car at the end of the day and realized that my dress no longer fit. I actually had a crazy moment and thought "am I pregnant?" ok it was more than a moment...i went and bought a pregnancy test. Seriously!

Turns out, nope wasn't pregnant...had just put on a little extra weight. No problem, just don't eat too much for the next couple of days and all will be well again...jump to six years later and a few margaritas...and I am WELL over my comfortable weight. Am I fat...no. But I am officially overweight. If you look at those charts...i am outside the guidelines.

I'd like to tell you that my metabolism is shot, and that it has nothing to do with the margaritas or the complete lack of exercise...but that isn't the truth.

So now, I have 7 weeks to get rid of some of this weight and learn how to run.

I say learn how to run, because I honestly don't know of a time in my life that I have really done anything remotely close to running. In PE class in high school...I walked. Any time i have decided to exercise..I walk. I get a gym membership and walk on the treadmill.

This people, is why I think I must have lost my mind. I realize that I can walk the 5k and there will be a bajillion other people that will walk it. But I have decided that if I am going to do this, I am REALLY going to do this.

NOW, I just have to figure out how to run without getting sharp stabbing pains in my stomach...hmmm I wonder what the almighty google says about that??