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Runner’s High? I’m not feeling a Runner’s High
Runner’s High? I’m not feeling a Runner’s High

Runner’s High? I’m not feeling a Runner’s High

As a general rule, I’m not a huge fan of running. I don’t run for shoe sales, I don’t run for wedding dresses, I might run if I’m being chased.

And yet I signed up for a 10k training class.

Tonight was the very first class, I’ve just returned, and shock of the year I survived. But I learned a few things. Learn from me, my children…

  • Do not, under any circumstances, sign up for a 10k running class if the last time you ran was four years ago.
  • Even if you think that dinner a full hour before class should be ok, you will be wrong. Terribly wrong.
  • 2 1/2 miles on a day that you had to get up out of bed at 3:OMFG:45 am to take your son to the hospital for a minor surgical procedure (and he’s fine, BTW), is not exactly the smartest thing to do. See also the very first bullet point.
  • Running on a track at a park that just put down fresh sod is…ahem…an odiferous experience.
  • The promise of a shower, buttered popcorn, and red wine once this hell is over will get me through damned near anything.
  • New running shoes might be a good idea.
  • Ibuprofin before running or training is an even better idea.
  • That I kinda sorta maybe might have agreed to run a half marathon with a friend this summer was effing stupid and I am reconsidering that decision.
  • An investment in new sports bras is in my future. I may not have much, but I’d like to keep them from giving me a black eye.

Shower. Popcorn. Wine. Bed.


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  2. WTG Jen! I always believed I wasn’t a runner, but you know what EVERYONE can be. EVERYONE! I can’t wait to read your turning point post, they’ll be one and will sing from the mountain tops. Love- The woman that hasn’t run in a really long time.

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