Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What do you think about when you run?

Today, I thought about how right my husband was when I got home from work. I wanted to go for a run, then I didn't want to go for a run.... I didn't want to, I really didn't.  Here is what he said (with a real motivational smile and tone) -

"if you don't get out there and run, the 15 pounds that you want to lose are going to turn into 20 pounds.... and while you may be okay with that NOW, when it does become 20 pounds, you aren't going to be okay with it. I will pick up the kids, I'll even get them diner....get out there and GET IT!"

I hate it when he is right - and he knows it!!!! So that's what I thought about while I was out there stomping through my 3.25 miles. That, and ... it always helps to think about how good you will look when you DO lose those 15 pounds.

Some other things that I thought about .....
  • band practice (what new songs would we learn tonight?)
  • work (can't help it, I have a lot to think about)
  • my son's antibiotics (gotta remember to give him his medicine when I get back)
  • what am I going to decide to do on Saturday (too many choices, someone is not going to be happy)
  • what Turkey Trot will I end up running?
  • how fast am I going? (why didn't I bring my Garmin?)
What do you think about? I'd like to hear.


  1. I think Justin deserves a medal for that!

  2. as you probably already know...when i'm not running i'm wishing i was...when i am running i'm thinking about not!! oh, well. ps...justin is quite brave for going there.

  3. Is your husband from this planet? Where can I find one like him?

    Of late I've been pretending that I'm running with a pack of boys and I'm the only girl - leading the pack. HOLLA!

    Other than that, this big ole' black hole in my noggin does not do much thinking on the run.

  4. For those of you who don't know Justin...This is truly how he is. Kind and soft spoken,never saying a bad word about anyone. However, I was unaware of what a great motivator he is. Go Justin and Go Laura....Love you both...
    I am convinced there are no more out there like him.