Saturday, October 30, 2010

Running To and Fro

I am one busy white woman. I run to and fro constantly. It's a good thing, because I'd probably go crazy from boredom if I didn't have a whole bunch of stuff going on all at the same time. I should have probably reflected on that a little bit longer before having four Shorties. I mean, they all have to go for check ups, sick visits, dentist, orthodontist, gymnastics, basketball, clothing shopping, hair appointments, etc. They all have this funny idea that they have priority. Humph. See Charlotte run. Run, Charlotte, run.

But I'd like to try a different kind of running.

Since I believe strongly in accountability as a motivator, I'm committing right now that I'm going to try to actually run somewhere. I've been closely watching my friend's progress on the Couch to 10k program. While I've been doing the Walk Away the Pounds program religiously three times a week for months now (and I'm up to the 3-mile tape with my group!), I still can't get this idea of running out of my mind. I want to run somewhere!

So, I'm starting next week training for a 5K (because I'm not as excited or committed as my friend to do a 10K). She has challenged us all to run/walk in this 5K for the Ronald McDonald House that's coming up in January. I have a soft spot for this ministry since they let me crash there when the kids were all in the hospital for rotovirus while we were on "vacation" in Gatlinburg.

I've put it on my calendar, and I'm actually going to try it (provided I have no more surgeries between now and Go Time). I start walking/running the first time on Tuesday. That should be some fun to watch. I have no illusions about how I actually LOOK running, just that I'm wholly committed to this brand new me and I'm going to go for it no matter how I look doing it. Hey, I like a good laugh as much as the next person. So, on Monday and Thursday it's me and Leslie in the gym and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday it's me running around the in the Family Life Center. Feel free to join me.


Julia said...

Just thought I should ask this Leslie an actual person? or a code name for body part? :D

I am so excited for you Charlotte. I know if this is in your heart, God put that desire there for a purpose. I'm proud of you for taking care of Charlotte...being an example to your children...and being obedient to Christ. We both know the blessing that comes in the DOING!

Thank you for inspiring me to keep going at times. There have been times when, literally, I see you & your 4 shorties in my head as I am running.

Can't wait to get that red nose with you!!!

The Mother Bear said...

Ha! No, Leslie isn't another body part. lol! She's the Walk Away The Pounds guru--Leslie Sansone. We do the tape at aerobics class on Monday and Thursday at the church. :-) We're up to the 3-mile tape and rocking out! So, I know I can walk three miles without falling over, but I'd like to try to run it. Can't wait to Red Nose RUN with you too!