Okay so I’m going about my day and then BAMM! Something hits me so hard I have to pause and stop and celebrate. Here’s what it is:
WOO HOO! So excited for this movie. So I had to share this old post on such an occasion. The occasion being finally the redemption of Sarah Connor (I think that should be its subtitle!!). If I didn’t mention it, I’m a movie freak.. in particular Sci-fi. This series is one of my all time favorites.. and Arnold is back, again!! Its a dream come true for this little geek blogger… thanks for your patronization, I’ll take it!
(Original postdate 8/11/2012. Not much has changed and a lot has changed. Enjoy!)
This woman, Sarah Connor (the character) from Terminator II was what inspired me to get in shape years ago after I had my kids.
I ran today!
(Original Post Date 7-21-14. Reposted not just because its Monday, but because I went back into training mode again today. That means running, working out, eating right and staying away from the bad stuff.. well maybe a little wine because it has resveratrol (omg I think I was calling it rohypnol, lol, big diff n maybe I should rethink the wine) Well ANYWAYS reading it today helped motivate me to go out into the freezing cold this morning and run and I feel great because I did. Happy Monday Motivation! You can get right back on the horse too!)
Me cheering on two of my best gf’s- after their first 10K! They rocked it, of course.
When I first started learning running it took many months just to be able to run long periods without stopping – and to learn to breathe properly. I started by running 20 seconds at a time (I’d count, in my head) while running with my dog Max. Then I’d feel like my heart was gonna explode! It was actually all about exercising him (if I never mentioned that before), since we have a tiny yard and no dog run. Gradually, seconds became minutes, minutes became a half hour, etc. For the first year all I did was count seconds, omg… I got up to ohh thousands (the insanity of that –I look back on now). Hey, I didn’t have an MP3 player yet- and my Discman (omg haven’t seen that word in a while), while great for skates was a bit bulky for running. Anyways, for a long time, it was “fake it till I make it”. You just keep pushing through the crap days and weeks.. and then one day, the breathing kicked in, the body was strong and I got that high, that distance and felt what running was all about.
(On the eve of my first grand daughter’s first birthday, I give you a post originally posted 8/16/2014. Wow I cannot believe she will be one years old tomorrow. I’m so very proud. Happy Friday everyone!)
So happy weekend. As I write, baby is sleeping, grand mom actually got so much done its ~~just sick man~~ and I thought I”d fill in the gaps on the week. Continue reading
Tomorrow morning at 8 AM I’ll be running the Chicago Marathon. I did it last year and did pretty good for a granny. (5.08) but I trained hard and didn’t get too as much this year.