Friday, September 30, 2011

Stairway to 5K... An Awful Lot of Running To Do!

Tote Bag

I'm back!  I know... it's been awhile.  Not an intentional blog break, but this school year so far has been insane interesting.  One starting middle school and one in the all important junior year... soccer, tumbling, swimming and basketball, dance, play rehearsals, girl scouts, back to school nights, PTA volunteering, substitute teaching, pep squad, football games, and this week there is homecoming hoopla.  C.R.A.Z.Y.  But, mostly fun crazy, and I haven't just been running kids around... 

Some of you OA old timers may remember the posts Run Kelly RunConfession Friday and T.G.I.F. when I discussed my quest to complete the Couch to 5k running program.  And I am happy to report that in the midst of all this CHAOS, I am ONE... yep, ONE run away from graduation!   I have even managed a few outdoor runs, no small feat considering we are STILL hitting 98 degree highs on a regular basis.

Hand Stamped Cuff Bracelet

Some weeks I run once, some weeks 3 times, and some weeks not at all... but I have persevered and pushed through no matter HOW miserable... and let me say, some days are MISERABLE.  Today, towards the end of my run, my Pandora radio was playing "Stairway to Heaven", which depending on your age you may or may not remember is the longest freaking song in the history of the world and the song we always knew to request last at every school dance... and today I was PRAYING for that stupid song to hurry up and get up that stairway as I'm sure our chaperones were 30 years ago.  

Yeah, I pretty much still hate to run... and I am definitely NO speed demon.  But I look forward to celebrating my graduation with you, and I'm even maybe considering moving on to the Couch to 10K.  If that's the case, I'm thinking I need to find a new Pandora station...

Folk Art Painting

9 comments:

Julie Martins said...

Congratulations!! I knew you could do it! And I may even do the couch to 10K with you.....

Anonymous said...

That's a great bag! Love the Dr. Who reference.

Tina

Style Journey said...

Congratulations! That is really something to be proud of! Love the bag too, that is adorable!

Kara said...

Congratulations! I'm also attempting the couch to 5k running program - except I can't seem to get past the couch stage.

Scrappy said...

Your poor, lonely couch! ;)
Congratulations!

pasqueflower said...

Congrats! Love the tote!

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

Congrats on the accomplishment. I love running but haven't in soooooo long. I go to the gym now and I just can't stand running on the treadmill but since the weather has cooled down I am thinking an outdoor jog sounds good.

Kim Mallinger said...

SOOOO proud of you! Keep up all the hard work!! You ROCK!! Love ya!

Kate said...

love the bracelet!

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