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!!!

Know why? BECAUSE I AM ONE!


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.


EVERYONE ON THE ENDORPHIN BUS! NOW!


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)

6 comments:

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!