Monday, April 18, 2005

Time to Regroup

First - the excellent news: We're planning a trip Down East. That's right, we're off to see the home of the Fleece Artist, the ocean, and all things in between. The great thing about being married to a knitter is that SHE is more excited than I am. I'm also a much faster knitter than I was, which is good, since women seem to be breaking out in children wherever I go. I'm not jealous. Honest. *sniffle*

Next - the good news: The kids at school are starting to ask for harder patterns. For most, harder means stockingette scarves or *gasp* ribbing, but it's wonderful nonetheless. (picture of the kids below...I counted, it's closer to half, not 2/3)

Finally - the news that involves work: So, yearbook's finally in, midterm marks are entered, and I have no more excuses. Today I weighed myself and found that a month of stress and eating out equals a 5 pound weight gain...BUT...the doctor's scale, which is actually accurate, says my scale weighs ten pounds heavy. So, even though I've gained 5 lbs, the numbers LOOK like I've lost another 5.

Unfortunately, nothing will allow me to fake physical fitness, so I guess I'm just going to have to exercise. Thank you very much to those who urged me to keep trying to run the 5K at the end of May. I don't think I made myself clear though. I HAVE to do the 5K, so I'm not able to back out. I'm also far far far from able at the moment. By far from able, I mean that running 100 feet leaves me all gaspy and fish-faced. Soooo....training R us.

I'm going to face mockery and try walk/running on the school's track. (It would be a teasing, friendly mockery. The students are pretty pleasant about such things, but the boys won't be able to avoid showing off, bless em, and I'm just pig headed enough to try to race.)

Training and eating properly, I SHOULD go from unable to run 100 feet to able to run 5K in a month, right? Right? *listens to the chorus of giggles* OK, so I'm dreaming in technicolour. Stay tunes to this blog for more hilarity, as an obese knitter not only learns to run, but also finished project. (soon? Maybe.)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup, you can most certainly do it. Run at a gentle (not walking, not sprinting) pace until you feel as if you have to walk, walk for a bit til you feel you can run again, repeat. In very short time, you'll be up to 1K at a time, then 1.5, then 2 - then you can do the race (your longest run to date). More likely, you'll do 2.5 before race day even :)

great buttons by the way. And really awsome story about the shawl and meeting Stephanie - I'm green with envy from this side of Lake Ontario!

--Sara, glbt-knit.com/saras

8:05 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Of course you can do it!!! I'll be cheering you on (as I'm sure all the other bloggers will be)!

:-)

Nancy
http://goteweinstitches.blogspot.com

11:21 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Ahhhh, the east. Soooo very jealous am I. I'm a displaced Newfoundlander, yearning to go back east. Maybe someday!

11:36 AM  

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