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Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday ramblings

Well, happy Friday everyone. Today is an exciting day for me. My oldest son has his first High School track meet today. He is a Freshman and was a real stand out in track in middle school and has been asked to run on the varsity team. I'm nervous and excited for him. My youngest son is in the 7th grade, he is an incredible guitarist and artist. My boys are really exceptional young people. I'm always impressed with the accomplishments that they have made. It makes me a little sad though, to know that my kids have never seen me as anything but overweight. Of course they've seen me in varying degrees of fat, but always...overweight. In high school, I was a runner. I ran on the cross country team and would lose myself in running. I still have the mind of a runner, just the ass of an old fatty! I have great cardiovascular strength for a woman my size and can really go long and hard on the elliptical, but to run, is well, not pretty and not good on my joints. My oldest son and I work out at the gym together sometimes and he always says one day he wants me to run with him. I always say, when I loose a hundred pounds, I'll run a race with you. So, that is one of my goals, when I loose 100 pounds I will run a 5K with my son.
That's something to really look forward to.
Have a great weekend guys, and thanks for reading.


DawnB said...

What a great goal - to run with your son. And how special of your son to WANT to do that with you :)

LDswims said...

That's quite an accomplishment to be on varsity as a Freshman. That's awesome! I think it's a great goal to run with your son. Gives me the chills just thinking about it - it will happen!

Jacquie said...

That is one great goal! It will happen before you know it too! Have a great weekend!

Bianca J said...

That's a great goal. I've always been in awe of runners and it's something that I've always wanted to be able to do. I started working out again a couple of weeks ago and plan to slowly ease into running. I would love to be able to run a 10K.

Have a great weekend!

Band Groupie said...

What a GREAT goal...and isn't it inspiring to see that your son already believes in the fact that you will be able to do this!

Your youngest sounds like mine (guitar and art, but he's in 8th grade). It's great for each kid to find something that they love and are good at!

LDswims said...

I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Sunshine Award.

Bonnie said...

That will be a great vision to keep in your head to get you through any tough times that comes along during your weight loss journey. I know you'll do it.