Friday, August 3, 2012

If I was an Olympian

Sometimes it frustrates me that I have little to no willpower. Something always comes up and I always end up using it as an excuse to not stick it through. I was on a great exercise kick for a while. If I didn't feel like actually working out, I would at least go for a zumba class and trick myself into thinking that dancing would be a fun way to spend an hour.

But after Monday's hip hop class, I just stopped getting up for a run or a gym class. Even yesterday, when I was starting my new running training plan, I let sleep and dinner plans get in the way of getting in my 3 miles.

This morning, as I was snoozing, I thought if I was an Olympian, where would I be? At the lake getting a run in, duh. So despite the late night (midnight is a crazy late night for me now), I jumped out of bed, who am I kidding, it was more of a roll, packed up my gym bag and went for a run at the lake.

On a random note, I also completely forgot to pack a bra in my gym bag, so I'm going to have to sit in my sports bra all day at work.

The view at the start of the run. 
I covered the 3 miles at a 9:50/mile pace, which was a struggle. I would like to blame the heat and humidity. And I guess the no running for a while could have had something to do with it. 

Much brighter by the end of the 3 miles. 
So begins my training for a possible half in October and/or possible half or full in December. Not the best the start, since I did miss the first day, but thanks to the Olympics I got the miles in. 

I did think if I were an Olympic gymnast (Gabby), where would I be? That made me think about stretching, but clearly seeing as I'm not an Olympic gymnast, I skimped on that part. Don't worry I'll maybe stretch later. Maybe . . . if I am watching TV. 
Apparently this is the hardest vault ever in gymnastics. I bet she stretches a lot. 
You guys try it! Think, if you were an Olympian, where would you be? I might go out to lunch with my coworkers and eat like Michael Phelps, but that's just me. 


  1. Looking forward to your fall half or full & the training for it!

    I HATE it when I forget to pack a bra..or underwear.

    Pretty place to run by the lake!

  2. If I was an Olympian, I'd be partying it up in the Village and laughing at all those young kids using some of the 100,000 condoms that Trojan sent over for the Olympic Village. Oh wait, did I miss the point of this question? :)

  3. I don't know. I might be the party pooper but I don't think I would want to be an Olympian. I just feel that they have sacrificed to much to be there. And most of them, especially the gymnastics kids are something like 14 years old. These kids were never kids.

  4. I'm glad that you got a run in! I hope that you had a headlamp at the beginning of your run, though. If I were an Olympian I would probably be basking in the glory of my gold medal right now, haha just kidding!