Thursday, December 4, 2008

Brrrrr.....

I am here to tell you all...  It is getting cold here in Nebraska!   I went for a run this morning (because I ate about 15 little cream puffs yesterday (and eating 6 is 300 calories!!!!!).   Our church had their special "Hanging of the Greens" service last night.  And before we did that they served soup & assorted goodies to enjoy.  Well, I certainly enjoyed those cream puffs.  One right after the other!  So, I dutifully went out for a three and a quarter mile run to try to work off some of the said cream puffs.  It can get a bit windy around these parts (but it only seems so during three months of the year when you really don't need the wind, (we could use that wind in the summer!)  but, I digress.  So, I went out, ran, just came home and I looked at the dopler weather station and guess what!?!  IT is 19 FREAKIN' degrees out and we're not EVEN talking about the wind chill factor either!!!!!!!!!   I don't even want to know that!   It is no wonder that my face felt like it was about to break apart when I tried to greet my boys (Ricky and Ethan)!  Oh my gosh!  I have truely lost my mind!  Here is what the Mopac Trail (where I like to run) looked like this morning.
I still believe that I've lost my mind!  I mean, for anyone who knows me, I am a slug of a human being!  Seriously, my favorite thing to do is to sit on my bum and crochet, or paint or eat or read, talk, etc., etc., etc., so long as I can sit, I'm really a happy camper!  But, it's the eating part and oh, age, and OKAY vanity, that has gotten me to the point where I can no longer indulge in my favorite pastimes, which is doing those lovely things listed above (especially the eating part) and doing them while sitting on my bum!  I have, because of vanity, begun to exercise.  And the least expensive and productive way to do that is to run!  So these days not only am I trying to run three times a week, at least nine miles a week, but I am trying to limit my "hand to mouth" action.  Unfortunately the latter act is decidedly much more difficult to control.  Thus, the necessity for the "running".  

I'm not sure how long I can keep this up during the winter months.  I can run in snow, but the ice is killer!  I may have to actually put even more effort, time and thought into getting into the car and driving out to the A.F. Base and using the gym there.  Our Base has a really nice gym.  It used to be something like three hangars used to build airplanes in.  Anyhow, there is a track in there and a pool, tennis courts, racket ball courts, basketball, soccer, weight room, Nautilus machines and tons more stuff and areas!  It's monstrously huge!  But I don't like going because there are other people there.  I don't know about all ya'll, but I am not a pretty runner.  I breath hard and loud.  And I make grunting noises because I really don't like to be doing anything strenuous!  It's sort of my way of whining.  =-}   But I don't want to stop eating what I want and I don't want to have to buy more clothes, so.......

Tomorrow, I normally run, but since I ran today, I'll go for a walk because I know that I did not work off those 15 cream puffs today!  And I'm pretty sure I'm going to down that last piece of pumpkin pie tonight!  For those of you who don't have to exercise, enjoy it while you can because your day will come!   Mmmmmmwahahahaha...  (Oh, did I mention, I'm not nice either!?)  =-)

2 comments:

Pam said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I can't run in cold weather. Or hot weather. I think there are a few days in March and September when I actually feel like running.

insanely crafty said...

You make me laugh!