Run, Nate, Run

I’ve been upping my running regime for the past few months with the thought of running the Fargo Half Marathon in May.  Last weekend Jodi and I watched Run Fat Boy Run which was right up there with Saint Ralph as far as running movies go.  This was also the closing week of a get skinny contest Jodi and I were a part of.  So on Tuesday I went for a 6 mile run on the treadmill at our neighborhood rec center.  By the time I jogged my cool down I was up to 6.7 miles so I thought I’d just keep going for awhile.  I am proud to say I ran 10 miles.  I’m embarassed to say I was rewarded with a blister on each foot and two very chafed nipples.   You read that right.  All you lactating women out there – I am with you.  Hmmm… that actually sounds kind of creepy.  Never mind.

That’s why God invented mole skin and band-aids right? 

So on Wednesday running was out of the question but swimming was doable so I took Lydia to the pool.  When I took my socks off Lydia asked what the mole skin was.  I explained about my blisters.  Then I took off my shirt to get in the pool.  “Is that why you have those too?”  She pointed at the two band aids I had totally forgotten about.  That was a wee bit embarassing.

The thing is, I don’t care because Thursday morning we weighed out and I won the get skinny contest.  And just now I tapped into the spoils to pay my entry fee for the Fargo Half Marathon.  If anybody wants to join me, let me know.  I’m sure there’s plenty of room on my brother in law’s floor. 

Bring your own band-aids.

Posted: February 27th, 2009
Categories: health
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