I might be in for more than I bargained for

I recently made the decision to start being more healthy.  And by that I mean cutting out chocolate exercising.  Why exercise?  Why not? I ask you!  People think because I am skinny thin that I don’t need to.  Okay, just because I may not have an issue with weight doesn’t mean I shouldn’t shake the cobwebs and move out from behind the computer every now and then.
So what have I chosen to do for my exercise?


R U N

Yep, quite possibly I may have lost my mind. But it sounds so good, all that blood pumping through the veins and the legs in motion and all that other…stuff.  First, I had to get accessorized. I made the trip to Kohls while visiting my mom last week and I came away with these:
runshoes

Cute, no?  If that doesn’t make you want to get all down with exercise then I don’t know what will.  Available at Kohl’s.  On sale even.  Then of course I had to get some pants, with a matching pink stripe (this time hunting the clearance rack). If I’m going to do this I might as well look good when they find my dehydrated, dead tired body crumpled by the side of the running path.  
I don’t know what makes me think I’m going to be particularly good at running, since history shows me I’m not, but it seemed like an achievable goal.  A worthwhile endeavor.  If I fail I could blame it on this lovely blogger, who after all, made it look easy – Domestically Challenged? 
No, I really wouldn’t  But the temptation would be there.  Hopefully the weather will be in cooperation (and I will be as well both on the same day) and I will be running this week.  The Chick will be my escort in her stroller (I do have one that is good for this) so the excuses are sort of fading away.  Plus if I am any good at it I can claim to be a runner.  That’s a kind of cool thing to say.  Better than saying I’m good at reading blogs or typing or eating Milka Caramel bars.  
Ohh, Milka Caramel.  
I wonder if there are any left in the cupboard…

25 thoughts on “I might be in for more than I bargained for

  1. Running, wow. I have to say, i have friends who are runners, but it always seems like such torture to me. Like really, just punch me in the face and get it over with.However, I do like the accessories.Let us know how it goes.

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  2. I really need to get back to exercising. A lady from our church who is also my next door neighbour and I used to go walking every morning. When the weather started getting real cold around December we stopped. It’s not really warmed up yet but I need to do something! Thanks for the push.Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a wonderful compliment.

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  3. I think you are making a grave error – as in exercise will send you to your grave. Seriously, if you run, you’ll use up your knees and have to have replacement surgery. It’s safer to sit at the computer.

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  4. I love to run! Marathons are a bit much, but 10ks and Half marathons are a great thing to train for. (When my knees went, I took up cycling. But I still run a few days a week)I like how you’re mindful about looking good and being color coordinated. Sometimes when I run, I don’t match at all – red shorts, lime green shirt, blue and gold shoes. Whatever! But I do appreciate eye candy when it comes running by with a pink stripe… Just sayin’..Have fun running!

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  5. I laughed out loud when I read “…might as well look good when they find my dehydrated, dead tired body crumpled by the side of the running path…”Cute blog. Will definitely stop by again.Cheers!

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  6. oh good luck with that!! I vowed to eat right and get in shape – here it is almost the end of march – NOTHING done on my part!! I even joined a walking group with the neighbor ladies – I have yet to get up and walk with them yet – I guess the 6 am walking thing is just the killer point on that!!

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  7. I briskly walked for 40 mins and would have jogged but the stroller tire saga (which deserves a post in itself) prevented me going any faster than that for today.Jen (HS) – punch in the face – ha! I’m liking the acc. too.Blonde Duck – Let me in on your secret to running!Fruitful – I hope you get some nice weather soon.Simple – At minute 13 I was going uphill, so even in Germany min 13 sucked!Crazy – Safer, yes probably but then see the Milka will still be here calling my name…Robin – yep and yep!Valerie (aka Sis) – No way am I giving you my chocolate, I’ll send ya some of your own.Dena – I’ll think of walking while running ;)Dadshouse – I love cycling too, but I hate doing it alone. Your running clothes brought quite an image to mind! Eye candy? Please, you flatter (flatter away).Sassy – I doubt I will ever do a marathon but then I also said I’d never run so…Ash – Glad I could make you laugh. I hopped by your blog and loved your honesty but couldn’t get the comment box to pop up 😦 hoping you’ll stop by and see this.Wendy – I ran today. So therefore Milka is on the menu.

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  8. Wow, running, quite a challenge. Like your blog and savor the feeling of expats blogging out of my home country while I am a transplant in Florida. For love, and still in culture shock. Wonderful blog you are having here and surely I will visit again. Enjoy the run. Paula

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  9. I excuse myself with the ‘being thin so why exercise?’ too… and gather myself up at least twice a week for yoga. It does pep me up…That shoes look cute. Never tried running…How’s it working for you?

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  10. Good luck with your running challenge! 🙂 you can do it!.. Im a terrible runner… fast paced walking expert..,, but God awful runner.You;ve inspired me though– maybe I will get back to the gym after all… havent been back since my florida trip— which you may recall was almost a month ago. lol

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  11. Good luck with your running challenge! 🙂 you can do it!.. Im a terrible runner… fast paced walking expert..,, but God awful runner.You;ve inspired me though– maybe I will get back to the gym after all… havent been back since my florida trip— which you may recall was almost a month ago. lol

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