“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.” Bethany Hamilton

Its been hard to blog without a computer, folks! But while I feed a tiny baby on my lap this morning, I came across a Facebook post from one year ago today that I’d like to copy and paste to share…oh, my train of thought I have while exercising! Enjoy!


My thoughts, in order, while running my C25K workout for tonight:

1. Determination, yes! Today was a good day all around, going to finish strong! 💪

2. Whoa, I need to plan accordingly so my running portions of the workout don’t end up going uphill.

3. Holy crap, do I really *double* my running time on this round, what happened to slowly stepping this up each week?

4. #%*&$!!!!!! SNAKE!!!!!! *jumps off the sidewalk and into the bike lane in the road — but I don’t stop running* 🐍

5. I think I’m dying…oh good, there’s people up ahead, they can call 911 from the USDA building on our right.

6. Oh god, there’s people up ahead…do I go around them? Do they step aside for me? I CAN’T STOP RUNNING, I AM NOT A QUITTER!

7. Oh hey, I’m in the grass now, looks like I go around them.

8. Halfway…

9. What?! It can’t be time to run again, my heart rate just slowed down! At least it’s the short run time.

10. How did I ever used to run so easily in PE and soccer?

11. Am I having fun? No, no I don’t think I am.

12. My legs are lead weights.

13. Oh god, this is where I saw the snake…thankfully I’m on the other side of the street now.

14. I can’t do it, I cannot run another solid 3 minutes before I get to walk it home, I can’t…well, there was the bell, start running legs…

15. What was it John Donne wrote about bells? “For whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.” I think that’s what the bell sounds are in the app, maybe that snake killed me and – not realizing I’m dead – I hear the death bells tolling to announce my departure…

16. Well crap, I can’t do basic mental math anymore, but I just mentally recited a piece of Medieval English poetry I learned over 20 years ago? My brain is messed up!

17. How am I not done yet? This last 3 minute stretch had to have ended a looong t— oh, there’s the bell.

18. Walking time, sweet.

19. *app lady voice “You’re workout is complete”*

20. You’re darn tootin’ it’s complete! I am the champion, bow before me!!!!

21. Time to walk it home with my 90’s R&B playlist…enter Keith Sweat…


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