Archive for September, 2012
Anson and I are both signed up for a 5k next week—it will be my first. You might think that I would be training and preparing for the race. But that is, in fact, the exact opposite of what I have been doing. Instead, I have been lounging around and “working” on my computer. I have crafted items, written letters, and even cleaned the house. So many things have been accomplished, but the purpose behind all of my work has been to avoid working out.
I have been attempting to exercise on Fridays—it’s nice to end the week with a sense of accomplishment (accomplishment = finally doing that thing you’ve been putting off all week). So, today I found myself out walking/jogging on the Sammamish River Trail while chatting with a gal pal. She brought it to my attention that I have reached casual jogger status. I can call myself a “casual jogger” and no one can argue with me.
This is great for 2 reasons. First, it actually inspires me to work out more. I feel as though jogging could be one of my “things.” But secondly, and much more importantly, the thought of being a casual jogger cracks me up. It brings up images in my head of someone relaxing while jogging. If a random person were to bump into me and make me stop momentarily, I would simply reply, “it’s cool—didn’t interrupt anything formal—just casual jogging here.” I feel like I should wear a track suit and sunglasses while doing it. I can sing 80’s music while I’m chugging along because I’m not killing myself—I’m keeping it casual. So awesome. 🙂
Anson, of course, is going to run the 5k about twice as fast as me. In fact, I’ll take a bet that he does. If I win, I expect hi-5’s all around.