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Jaina ([personal profile] effervescible) wrote2011-11-10 09:40 pm

Pros and cons

Went to my first meeting of the running club I joined. Good times and free pizza. And then since the NYC Marathon was this weekend and some of them ran, people shared their marathon stories!

When I got to introduce myself I was like HI I AM JAINA AND I AM THE SLOWEST SHORTEST-DISTANCE RUNNER EVERRRRR.

It was kind of inspiring, though.

[identity profile] enogitna.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
That's so cool you did that!

But slowest shortest-distance runner ever? Uh, don't talk the talk if you don't run the run, honey. You and I should have a "race" sometime, ha ha. I bet I out-slow you, me of the 25-minute-mile.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
I'm pretty sure there are speed-walkers out there who can beat me when I'm "running."

I admit to having some starry-eyed dreams of the NYC marathon now, but I think I should settle for working up to my first half-marathon...for now.

[identity profile] enogitna.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
that is so cool! Some of LA friends got into that and did half-marathons. I was pregnant at the time so I couldn't join in. :(

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
I bet you could at least get up to a 5k. The Couch to 5k program is like WIZARDRY.

[identity profile] enogitna.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
I know lots of moms who do that, but I can't figure out HOW. It's like, "who watches your kid while you run?" I haven't figured out their mad time management skillz yet.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that's the downside :( There are also running strollers for people with bbs but I think those are for crazy people.

[identity profile] enogitna.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
yeah I am so not that hardcore.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Lazy people unite...maybe, if we feel like it later.

[identity profile] enogitna.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
well if there is free pizza count me in.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
I regularly buy a frozen pizza just for me after I go on my weekend runs. I'm pretty sure I'm missing the point.

[identity profile] enogitna.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
Then I'm missing it right along with you. ha ha.

[identity profile] raynos.livejournal.com 2011-11-12 11:01 am (UTC)(link)
I have to thank you for introing the Couch to 5k program. I'm only on week 6 but it's REALLY AMAZING I got this far! Thanks!

[identity profile] arafel.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I have to get my ass in gear and do that Couch to 5K program, because I really want to run one with you.

[identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com 2011-11-11 02:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Do it! It's totally worth it. And I couldn't practice run with you all the time, obvs, but I'd totally pop down now and then if companionship helps.

[identity profile] lady-ganesh.livejournal.com 2011-11-13 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
That sounds awesome! I'm going to walk, mostly, a 5K on Thanksgiving day, but hubby's been running and I'm really curious to see what his time is.

[identity profile] fanartist.livejournal.com 2011-11-28 07:14 am (UTC)(link)
Free pizza at a running club? Sounds a bit counter-intuitive :|a

(BTW, is it OK if I snag "Hair of the Dog" and "Of Bunnies and Men" for the last two books? ^^;)