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You are NOT going to believe this!

Woman running

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a big fan of exercising.  As much as I dislike exercising, I especially dislike running.  So when I went to bed last night planning to wake up early to exercise, it was because I’m going to my mother-in-law’s tonight for lasagna dinner, and I just wanted to have a few extra calories available for the occasion, because really, anyone who doesn’t love lasagna is just un-American.  I might be able to forgive people with lactose intolerance or wheat allergy, but I digress.  My plan was to exercise this morning to prepare for lasagna dinner tonight.

It IS still the weekend though, so I didn’t set my alarm or anything.  I figured the children would wake me up in plenty of time to squeeze in a workout before Jim wanted to leave for his own gym trip @ 8 a.m.  Except Murphy’s Law kicked in, and both kids slept past 7:00, so when I woke up at that time (still ridiculously early hour for a Saturday), I kicked myself a little bit thinking it was too late to work out and be done by 8.  But happily, I was wrong.  I changed my plan, and instead of doing an On-Demand or DVD workout @ home, I decided to go for a 2-mile walk/run around my neighborhood.

I’ve done this walk a hundred times when the weather’s nice, at a leisurely pace with the dog and/or child(ren).  I’ve NEVER been a runner though.  Back at BC, I tried running around the reservoir a few times, but always hated it, so it never lasted long.  So today, when I set out, I was inspired by a few people I know who’ve been kicking ass with their running, and the results are proving themselves.  Maybe I wasn’t fully awake enough yet to make the rational decision to walk & run in intervals, but I decided to go whole hog and start with jogging/running.  I gave myself about a hundred check-points as I went where I could decide to keep running, or take a break and walk for intervals.

And do you know what happened?  You might want to be sitting down, so you don’t fall into shock.  Really.  You’re sitting now?  OK.  Here it is…

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