Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Jog, lady, jog!

Well. I ran yesterday for the first time in at least a month, and when I was done, I thought, "Now why in the world haven't I been doing this all these weeks?" It was really quite enjoyable (much to my surprise), and besides that, I was able to knock out 2 miles, which was farther than I thought possible, considering my rather lengthy hiatus. I was not born to run, you see (unlike Jan Michael, who once ran 10 miles, with a quick stop at the Payless along the way to buy a walkman, just so he could visit me...and that was before we were even an item! But that's another story...)

I am toying with the idea of blatantly copying my friend Aleigh and starting a new blog devoted to exercise, or in my case, jogging. I'm a little anxious about that only because what if I quit again in a week and then, since I've put my progress out for public scrutiny, everyone can see what a great big quitter I am?

"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired...You've always got to make the mind take over and keep going."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian

Also, earlier tonight I was able to catch the old man pumping iron. I'm sneaky like that :)


Amanda said...

Blog, girl! I'm glad you're running again, and it's good for me to hear the "why haven't I been doing this...." I've only run once in the last week, crazy life stuff and hubby travelling. I need to get out, and I'm reminded that it's fun...

From your non-born to run friend,

jen martin said...

Hilary, sometimes you seriously make me laugh. Thanks for that. :)