Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Little Support

No, I'm not talking bras. I'm talking about my stinkin husband. I am mustering all I can to get my hinder out there and and running. I know it will take time to build up any distance. I have been reading about every issue of the past year of Runner's World to prepare, get tips, and stay motivated. I even read The Courage to Start, which was pretty good by the way. I just wish J was on board. He scoffs as I say we're leaving and always asks, "just how far do you have to run?" I tell him it's a bit over 5 miles. He laughs, I say what, he says,"c'mon Robyn, five miles, really?" I feel hopeless and ask why he just can't be supportive. He says its not that I'm not supportive, but 5 miles. Yes, dear 5 miles, not 100 not even 6. I can walk five miles it would take me over an hour but I could walk it.
If you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, my brother is getting together a relay team for a marathon and I said sure, I should be able to run 5 miles by August. I am now thinking, "wtf was I thinking." It is enough pressure knowing I will be on a team that is way more conditioned than me. My brother has some how brainwashed his girlfriend in to trying the tough guy race, though she said she'd probably only do the summer one. He's actually got it in his head to go back and try and win the thing. So, not embarrassing myself in August is my main goal. Hey, if I can actually run the whole 5 miles, maybe I'll try the tough guy.
So I'm putting it out there for you my loyal blogger friends to be my support and when I say I ran, ran/walked. Just give me a shout out saying, keep it up, you can do it, it would be much appreciated. I really think I'm going to have to use Zoe's theory of big reward when this is all done. And a big thanks to Amy who already gives me a shout out when I mention I ran.
By the way this is my rest day so I did a lame 1 mile walk.

6 comments:

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Good for you for doing SOMETHING - anything! I'm impressed! Keep on truckin'!!

Amy said...

Robyn, you can do it! I run but haven run in 2 months. Whenever I start up again, its like starting from scratch. Its one mile at a time. I ran a 1/2 marathon last year, but now I am just beginning again. The good thing is I know I can get there again, and so can't you! You CAN do it! =)

April said...

You CAN do it! I'm totally impressed that you took this challenge on...I don't think I could run one mile, never mind FIVE! So keep up the good work, Robyn! :-)

jessica said...

i've said it before, you are way more ambitious than i am! i am in awe that you are even attempting. good for you, robyn... GO GIRL!

Michelle Leigh said...

Way to go signing up for a relay marathon. You can totally do it. 5 miles is nothin' and since you are running now, you will do great! Crazy me, I'm doing a 10 miler in the fall. Ugh, not fun!

Zoe said...

you rock girl! keep it up and when you are bikini thin he will be wishing he was more supportive!!!