Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'm Worried...

Steve and I have exercised pretty much our entire married life. Which btw is now 18 years (I actually had to use my computer calculator to make sure) BUT..we have never really incorporated running into our workouts. I mean, only the crazies enjoy running. I've always felt like it was a form of body torture. My feet, hips, knees, back, heart and lungs seemed to hurt after every attempt. A few years ago our stake challenged everyone to run in a 5K they were hosting. Steve and I decided we could make the effort, train for 12 weeks (I know you runners are laughing) and join this run. We did it. I felt good about it. Didn't run again for over a year. Fast forward....Saturday's are the day we get to workout together. We had been walking, then walking with weights, then walk/jogging, and finally progressed to jogging the complete 3 mile loop. As we started jogging it wasn't taking us long enough-so..we added a little to the route and bumped it up to a 4.2 mile loop. After sometime of doing this we started getting this CRAZY itch to see how much we could do--and still be somewhat comfortable. We bumped it up to 5 miles. That's when Steve started to scare me. He began talking about his runs, looking forward to the next run. He even started running on his weight days!! What the...This morning he came home from his workout and said 7.5 miles baby! " This 50 year old man can run 7.5 miles." What is happening...he swears he's not going to go marathon crazy on me...but I'm starting to get nervous...

6 comments:

Rie said...

Be afraid! Be very afraid! My roommate did a triathlon and was so happy about it she tried to get me to do one too.

Still...way to go Steve!

Brian and Janette said...

Sounds like he's caught the fever for sure! But it's okay--it's a good fever to have. And from what I hear, it may be a little contagious around your household. Come on--you know you like it, too. I'll be waiting for your call when you find the race you want to run together! he he he

Becca LeSueur said...

What the?!?!? I think it's awesome. Running is quite addictive, so watch out! Give me a few months, then I'll join you two on the canals.

Julie Moore said...

That's awesome! Oh, I so wish you guys could inspire John and me, but alas... we're not feelin' it. :)

Dan and Louise said...

You can't stop it - It's the running bug! What a great thing! You guys rock.

Jamie Sue said...

Yeah, I'd be worried too!