"I know it late. I know you're lonely. I know your plans, don't include me. But still here we are. Both of us *hmm hmm* *la da dee daaaa*, why don't you stay?"
Didja like it? I've got a wonderful singing voice. Perhaps you've heard it before?
Anyway. Weekend = LOVE! Had a great one. Discovered that our garden is going to be bountiful (as long as this "early blight" doesn't wipe out our tomatoes...), enjoyed our church bazaar, celebrated my father-in-law's (should that be capitalized?) 70th birthday, and discovered something.
Something good for me.
See, I've long thought I hated running. Ranked it right up there with bike riding (I'd rather poke myself in the eyes with hot pokers while sliding down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol, than ride a bike. It hurts me butt bones.). But I've had enough with being lumpy.
I have a destination wedding to attend in 5 months. On a beach. In Mexico. I WILL be wearing a bikini...and I WILL be looking decent enough in it to feel good about wearing a bikini in Mexico.
So, after "talking" (you can call emails "talking" right?) with Amanda, my inspiration, I went for a run. And you know what?
It wasn't half bad! I dare say I even enjoyed it! So I did it again the next day! TWO WHOLE DAYS! (I know, whoopie. Woo hoo. Two days. Big deal.)
My secret? Music.
Forever and ever, whenever I run (ran?), my breathing has screwed me up. I get so caught up in hearing myself breath (I know, stop laughing) that I just said, "BAH! Forget it. I quit. This sucks. Gimme a bag of chips."
Well, me and a little "Dynamite" and a bit of Katy Perry and some "Stuck Like Glue" and we did it. My route is just over a mile and half, but I figure it's a good way to ease into it. Plus, there's this very daunting hill, which I walk up, and it has become my goal to run up that damn hill. Once I conquer the hill, we're on to longer treks!
Now, I'm off to get some beauty rest. Big day tomorrow. The Pal starts his District Baseball play-offs, Hambone has the summer bug that has coursed through our town, and I've, well, I've just gotta manage it all.
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!