I can exercise again!
Do you hear that?? That’s the sound of me woo hooing really, really loud.
Today, I woke up less grumpy and less sleepy. Did I still want to stay in bed? Hell yeah. But that was okay because today was my first mid-week group run. That means night running. So Betsy gets a little more sleepy time, which let’s face it, Betsy likey.
I packed up my gear and headed off for work. As stupid as it is, the hardest part of working out with the group after work is probably the fact that I have to change at work. I can’t help feeling like an ass. Running tights, in case you didn’t know, don’t hide a single thing. And God, do I wish my butt didn’t look like it does in them. Oh and did I mention the jacket? It’s bright yellow. You wouldn’t be able to miss me if you tried. So of course the elevator was packed full when I left today. Six normal people and the fluorescent crack addict that’s showing everything.
I get there a little early and everyone that showed up a little early made the same decision I did: My car was warm. Like hell you are getting me out of it and into the cold, cold air before I have to. When we finally did gather, I couldn’t help noticing that no one from my pace group except the coach showed up. Uh oh sgettios. The coach said what I feared. Despite the fact that I have been sick and haven’t been running, my first run would be a full out run. No run/walking like I was used to. Oh and she also announced that she was doing four miles. Um, I came here to run two. Crap.
As we went out, another girl said, “I don’t want to do four. I just have two to do.” Oh Sweet Baby Jesus, this girl was on my side. We agreed that we’d split off half way through and run back together. My coach let us know when we needed to do that and I was left running in the dark with another girl. It was pretty dark. This was about the time that it occurred to me that a headlamp would be nice. And a guy. A big, burly guy that can beat up people. But I don’t think big, burly guys run.
With all of these thoughts running through my head, I was running really fast for me. Like really, really fast. I put in my fastest two miles ever. So not only was it my first run back, but it also was my fastest run ever.
But what am I really happy about? I’m not going to lose any Health Month life points today. Yup, that’s how my mind works.