It’s Official! I’ve Lost It.

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Oh wait. There they are.

Lost what?  Oh several things…

My keys.

My motivation.

My energy.

My mind.

I’ve been in an emotional slump for about a month.  Which is why I haven’t written in forever.  I finally got in to see my doc and it turns out my thyroid is finally losing its battle with my immune system.  Thyroid has decided she’s not going out on her own so she’s taking my Vitamin D down with her.  My doc increased my Synthroid dose and I’m finally feeling the very first trickling of energy.

So what’s the very first thing I do with my new little baby energy bits?

I signed up for a 5k.

Yep.  There goes my mind.

Some of my mama friends from my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group decided to do the Couch to 5k program together and have fun, hold each other accountable, and then do a really fun race together in September.

What could go wrong?

So tonight, I started training while just absolutely knowing – I will be a runner!  I will do fun races!  I will feel empowered!

Ummmmm…  Yeah.  About that…

I don’t know about all that stuff anymore, but here are some things I do know after tonight’s Week 1 Day 1 training:

1.  Just getting the dang sports bra on is a workout.  Am I right, ladies?  I felt like I had just wrestled an alligator.

2.  It’s not a good idea to go for a run right after dinner.  I waited an hour, but I’m thinking that’s for swimming.  ’Cause my tummy did not think I was very smart.

3.  Watch out for cords.  Here in the Sunshine State, it was storming.  Again.  So I hit the treadmill.  I was getting really into my music and thinking, “Hey!  I might actually be able to do this!”  That’s about the time when a particularly enthusiastic arm pump got caught in my ear phone cord which then pulled my phone crashing down onto the treadmill.  My first instinct was to save the phone but when I reached for it, my other arm got caught in that handy emergency shut off cord.  When I desperately reached out to save my balance as the treadmill screeched to a stop, I knocked my enormous water bottle off and sent water everywhere.  This is why I run alone.  I’m a health risk to others.

4.  No matter how  ready you think you are to hose your legs down with ice cold water in the shower, you’re not ready.  And you will squeal.  And your kids will laugh at you.  Especially when they’re supposed to be sleeping.

5.  The only thing that will make me actually follow through with this is  my amazing self-control  my incredible willpower  the thought of the $30 I already paid when I registered for the 5k.

So needless to say, I’m gonna need a lot of encouragement and accountability to get through this.  Because even though I learned tonight that I don’t know what I thought I knew, I’m still hoping that I’ll know those things eventually.

You know?

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Guess I gotta stick with it…


  1. It will get better! You will be able to say I knew it all along at the end. :-) Paying was the main motivation I had the first time I set out to run a 5k also. It’s great motivation. I love your honesty and comedy also. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Love you girl! That is exactly the way I think! You crack me up! Don’t ever lose your sense of humor!

  3. I’m right there with you! I just signed up for a 5k (its in January though) in order to raise $$ for Surfers for Autism and I’m about to shoot myself – oh and #3 – watch for cords…LMAO!!!

    • Oh you were smart to give yourself more time!! And I love the idea behind Surfers for Autism. I’d love to try that sometime.

      • They are awesome!! I volunteered this year before I decided to get the kids involved and I can’t wait until their season starts again (they are still in season but all their stops are too far for me to go to until next year)

  4. You know, that sports bra workout gets in my way 65% of the time I think about exercising. And that cord thing… It makes me SO mad when I do that, because you lose all your stats on the treadmill!! It’s like you didn’t even start, or you have to do math… sheesh. =) Proud of you for signing up!

  5. Erika K says:

    “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” I found this dumb little quote on Pinterest and I’ve found it motivates me to keep running. I haven’t run more than a mile or two in years and I signed myself up for a half marathon! WTF? About 12 years ago I ran a 10k, ONCE, but that’s the most I’ve run until recently.. YOU CAN DO IT! I’m a month away from my half (and a bit terrified), but I’m not stopping now and neither are you…sports bras be damned, lol!


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