Monday, June 23, 2008

No Longer a Virgin

A RACE virgin that is! Yes, all, I finally managed to get in that all-important first race - the Race for the Cure. I am happy to report that my adrenaline did wonders, and I have beaten the mental block! Because I'm all going on about my BAD SELF, here are some pix:

My friend Michelle was in town from the OC to run with me!
I ran to celebrate a family friend who is a 5 year breast cancer survivor.

Who lined up with the RUNNERS? Who?! ME, bitches!!!


Crossing that line was one of the greatest moments of my life.

For those of you arriving late on the set, it's been a long three or so years for me. I've done a lot of readjusting, a lot of getting real about myself. I started running late last summer, just a little at a time (and I mean a little at a time) just to find a good life-groove. I never thought that I would do this whole "distance running" thing, especially FOR FUN. Totally would have never believed I'd be doing this shit daily.

But I am. Running is my new religion. (Note: OK, maybe supplementary to my original faith).

I'm sure sometime in the future I will write some pithy Chicken-Soupy essay about it because I always do that introspective retrospective shit, you know? OK, just kidding - it's already in the works. Like you didn't know.

I kid you not, kids (heh heh heh)... this running thing has changed my life.


An extra-special shout out to KW and MA for the training dates (I love you girls - you did me wonders) and to SY for cheering me on and enduring my narcissism (we'll do a 5K together SOON!).

Peace and good vibes,

mom of the year (AKA She Who Runs As A Goddess)


Saly said...

This is so awesome!! Good for you!!

mom of the year said...

Saly: Thanks, girl! You're totally running with me once that baby comes, RIGHT? Yup, me and Tessmeister!

LoriD said...

Yay! There's just something about a race that gets the adrenaline pumping. My brother swears I will enjoy running a lot more if I enter races periodically.

Tessie said...

WAY TO GO, man! So, SO proud of you. It really is the best feeling to do something hard for yourself.

I would like to read the introspective running post please! ASAP! I love that shit!

artemisia said...

Oh, you sound SO. HAPPY. Yay! Congrats! I am really proud of you.

Kari said...

Way to pop the cherry!