I have always been thin. Luckily so. So thin that today when mentioning that I haven't run in at least 8 to 10 years, someone overheard and laughed in amazement.
When I graduated from high school, I weighed a buck -o-five dripping wet. Yes, please, hate me. Looking back, I do.
In college, I wore a size 24 pant. No, not twenty four, twenty four, I mean, a 24 inch waist. Do you know how hard it is to find cute jeans size 24x33? Not that easy.
When I got married 5 years ago, I bought a size 0 dress and had to have it taken in, just a bit.
While I'm still technically 'thin,' I don't think I'm healthy, and I'm definitely not in shape. And being 'naturally thin,' just means that one day you wake up and hate the way you look because you've done nothing about it your whole life.
I've been to the doctor several times lately and every time I stepped on the scale, it was inching up. Right now, it sits at 140. Which places me just outside of the small frame for my height (5'7").
This is not a discussion on weight or health or anything like that.
This is me saying I'm not comfortable in my skin at the moment and finally feel the need to do something about it.
Enter the running.
First, I have to say I was a runner in high school. You know, 12 years ago. And I ran sprints. I have no endurance. Didn't then, don't now.
Brad, on the other hand, ran long distance.
So after weeks of me whining about my ever-creeping up weight, Brad declared we would run.
I'm not a fan of running.
Yesterday we ran.
My lungs still hurt.
Can I just say running is boring? Like really boring! And, you can't talk! Well, at least I can't talk, you know, since I'm huffing and puffing trying to catch my breath because I think I might die at any moment.
Brad on the other hand is making jokes the whole time. "What you're doing right there is called walking.' 'How can you possibly be breathing so hard?!' And, my favorite, "No wonder Sheridan sucked at track." (Our high schools were rivals.)
So, I am determined to make some changes and do some kind of working out, but for now? I'm leaving the running to all you crazies out there. You know who you are. :)