Thursday, May 7, 2009


So I went running this morning. So it's not like I ran a marathon or anything, just jogging for a few blocks. But if you know me, you know that this is a big deal. I HATE running. Usually I do whatever I can to avoid running. In high school, I talked my way out of running whenever possible. I got out of running the mile in freshman gym, because of knee problems. Mr. Van Der Poel said he'd make me run it before I graduated (oops). I also talked my way out of upper classmen gym. I don't like running. Even now I've been trying to get out of running. I told Calvin almost two weeks ago that I wanted to start running and this morning is the first time I've gone. I keep coming up with excuses (the boys kept me awake, it's raining, I have a blister, etc).

So if I hate running so much, why am I doing it? These last ten pounds. I have lost all the weight from my pregnancy with Ezra, but still have ten pounds that I never lost from my pregnancy with Matthias. Ideally, I'd love to lose twenty pounds, but I'm sure I'm committed enough to diet and exercise to make that work. I do want to lose this baby weight though, so I am going to start running.


  1. ohhh Running is so hard at the does eventually get easier! Good for you!
    Or, cheap & fun alternative, you can actually burn close to the same number of calories as you would running in 10 minutes if you jump-rope for 10 mins!

  2. Way to go with the running! It does get easier but it will take time. You know that I've been running for years. Somehow it does get to you after a while so that you need to run. It keeps my weight down and helps me stay in shape. I'm even running marathons now. Keep it up!
    Aunt Betty

  3. Ahh...the joys of running. I'm with you. I hate running but I'm running to lose some weight. We should become running buddies!