Monday, June 20, 2011

run fat girl run

I am a chunky girl. I've always been on the bigger side, but now I am most certainly fat. Medically obese even. And I don't like it. But instead of doing nothing about it, I decided to get off my fat ass and move. So, today for the very first time, I did. I ran.

Want to know a secret about running?

It's dumb.

It's extra dumb when you have breasts the size of watermelons and there are bugs out trying to suck your blood while you're sweating in humidity and drizzle. I woke up this morning all jazzed up to run just to be greeted with a thunderstorm. After bitching with Erin this morning and cursing the weather gods, the rain finally stopped and I went for it.

I want to tell you how invigorated I feel. I want to tell you that it was easy and I didn't walk a few times when I was supposed to be running. I want to tell you all of these things so I don't look like such an out of shape chubster, but I won't lie. That sucked. It hurt and I sweated and swore and I was damn glad when it was over. And I didn't do the last 60 seconds of running either.

But I still did (most of) it. And I'm going to do it again the day after tomorrow. But this time with bug spray.


Erin said...

It gets easier, I promise. It gets harder, too, but in a good way. Running 28 minutes is crazy hard, yet you can do it even though the first week it was SO HARD to do those sixty second intervals.

Leanne Hoagland-Smith said...

Thanks for the smile. I agree and so does your Dad running sucks. Maybe that is why he found a way to hid during Army Basic from all those running events.

Julie said...

YAY FOR YOU!! Like Erin says, it gets easier. As a big lady myself, it's been a slower process for me than for miss skinny-minnie Erin, but it gets better! And, you totally notice that every pound you drop the running is easier. The three of us are going to be awesome as Elvis. Even though I'm scared I will have to walk it because sometimes running feels like it might kill me.

MisterPoppet said...

Sounds like you did better than I would have. Good Joooorb...

Rich Schmidt said...

Congrats! I used to run often... and now I'm about 40 pounds overweight... hrmm... maybe I should get back to it...? :)

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