Yes, physical running in case you are wondering. In January. In Southeast Wisconsin. In the snow and ice. My sanity is indeed in question. But after watching my husband run three half marathons and a marathon and looking at all those cute running outfits at the Nike store... well, it is inspiring and motivating.
Aside from all the "I-wish-I-could-do-that-running-thing" moments, it is also because my weight has gotten out of control. After I had The Peanut I was willing to be a little bit heavy. Being slightly Plus was a-okay as long as I could still have a specialty coffee in the morning with the gooey white chocolate syrup and a juicy hamburger now and again life was good. But then the stress eating started. And really, I don't even want to talk about what that means, other than to say it hasn't been good.
So, I need to do something drastic. Enter, running. Is it ideal? Not sure. But what I do know is that it will force my husband to give me the time I need to actually run. ALONE. And it will force me to be active for at least 20 minutes 3 - 4 times a week. If it can do 1/2 of what it did for The Husband for me (loss of 30+ pounds in 6 months), I'll take it. I need all the help I can get. If I can fit in the cute little running skirt thingies by late summer, you bet your ass I'll do a half marathon in the fall to show that off. But I'll need all the help I can get. I'm not an exercise geek. I get bored with the routine, and I often like to blow off responsibilities to myself like this. I'll need the collective power of the Internet, my Husband, my family and most of all the willpower to keep this going. But the running skirt is my incentive. And an ass that is as hard as a rock.
* Help me make this happen. I'll post "before" and "after" pictures if I make it in the skirt by my birthday (Aug 22).