Friday, February 13, 2009

Running again

When I was in college I ran 3-5 miles almost everyday. I loved running. I am not really sure what it was that I loved so much. Now I am desperately trying to remember, because I am running once again. I have set a goal to run in the Cooper River Bridge Run on April 4th. My sister is running it and I want to run it with her.

My neighbor is my coach and I don't think I could do it without her. How in the heck did I get myself up at 5:30 am when I was in college in Idaho where it is below zero most of the time and go run (admitedly I ran in the field house where it was warm, but still I had to get to the field house in the cold).

I should confess it is more of a walk/run righ now, but I think there was more running than walking this week(please don't tell me if that is not true just let me believe it!).

Am I crazy to take up running again at 42? Will I fall in love with it again? I really kind of hope that I do. Yep I'm crazy but then those of you who know me already knew that!

21 comments:

Ms Cupcake said...

Dropping by from sits. Have a relaxing Sunday and make it a cupcake day!

In case you're interested my blog giveaway ends tonight. Grand prize is Juicy Couture cupcake earrings.

Jessie said...

YAY!!! Good luck to you....maybe I should run with you!! I couldn't make it down the block without passing out!!

Joy said...

You go girl with your 42-year-old running self! (I'll be 42 in March!)

Lisa M said...

Good luck fellow Welcomista! You can do it!

K said...

Good luck - it is so hard to start in a routine, but I think it feels great when you're in a work out groove.

The bridge picture is beautiful.

Jamie said...

Dropping by from SITS. One of my other bloggy friends is around your age and recently took up running this past summer. You're never too "old" to learn or re-learn a new trick.

{leah} said...

You'll learn to love it again... and if you are having a hard time look at your cute bum in the mirror getting cuter because you are running... that should make you happy. {That's what makes me happy}

{peeking in from SITS}

Beth said...

Wow, that is fantastic! Good for you!

I need to make some changes and you are an inspiration!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

okay so you lost me at the seventh word....RUN. heehee. So maybe you didn't. However at that word I was already exhausted! Then you added in the number of miles. I mean 3-5 is tremendous, in my house. But you deserve nothing but the praise of awesomeness for that! Some day soon, I will be lucky to have a schedule that allows me to workout whenever I want. And I can't wait!

until then though, I will play catch up on my sleep.

Stopping by to say hello to a fellow welcomista!

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by from SITS to say "Hello".

elesa said...

If you remember what you love about running, will you let me know? i would REALLY like to run AND enjoy it.

Brandy said...

Dropping by to say Hi to a fellow Welcomista!

I'm not a runner (by far!) but I wish you luck. And if the bridge looks anything like it does on that beautiful flyer, it would be worth seeing as the sun comes up.

Eudea-Mamia said...

"Running" through to give you some clickity love.

That poster is gorgeous!!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Wait...no ads. But I did click the Breast Cancer button.

Now I feel kind of dirty looking for ads.

You're a good egg.

Susie said...

Good luck on running:-) I am in awe of those who choose this for their exercise. I wish I had the gumption!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I hope to see you back there soon:-)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Well, if you ever figure out what you like about running let me know, because I have always hated it.(even though I ran track in highschool and did a marathon once 20+ years ago) HATED IT! But I desperately need to be doing SOMETHING!

I am Harriet said...

Hi.
I enjoyed your post.
I'm just stopping by via SITS.
TGIF!

annie kelleher said...

stopping in from SITS to say hi! i used to love to run ... ran up to seven and a half miles a day all through my early forties. then i quit to spare my joints. i think if you use good shoes and run on a track... you can surely do it!

Michelle said...

No, your not crazy......but personally I always hated running and prefer walking. I think my 41 year old knees appreciate my choice. :)

Good luck!

Melissa said...

You are never "too old" to get back into running. I think it's fantastic. Good luck on your race I'm sure you'll do awesome!

Bonnien5 said...

hey, lets run this NEXT year!! I'm dying to run this bridge, my sis in law used to live there and I think it's cool! GIRLS TRIP!