Friday, July 20, 2012

Starting Over

Remember how in 2011 I ran one 5K every single month?

Remember how proud I was that I accomplished that goal?

I haven't run a 5K since December 2011.

Because I am a lazy ass.

Actually, it's not because I'm lazy.  I'm actually a pretty hard worker.  It's just that this year, running wasn't a goal.

So it didn't happen.

In all fairness, I DID run half a half marathon (6.5 miles) in January.  So that can kinda count for 2 5Ks, right?  But March, April, May, June, I didn't do anything. 

I miss doing 5Ks.  I miss the people.  I miss the buzz.  I miss the feeling of accomplishment. 

I don't miss the owie sore muscles & knees, but Gabe does a pretty good job of making me owie during our regular workouts.

Also, I miss Vic.  Vic the Basterd.

I work out with Gabe now.  Which I LOVE.  But Vic and Gabe are usually not in the same place, so while I used to miss Gabe, now I miss Vic. 

I can't wait to see him tomorrow!

He's going to see me, then he's gonna give me a hug.  Then he's gonna say "Move your ass". 

I'm gonna say "But I haven't run in a LONG time".

He's gonna say "Bullshit.  No excuses." See?  Basterd.

Then I'm gonna run as fast as I can for about 50 minutes.  Old people and toddlers are going to leave me in their wakes.  But when I finish the race, my friends will be there shouting for me. 

Even Vic.

Happy Birthday ya Basterd!  I love you!


13 comments:

  1. Is that tofu his candle is stuck in? Cuz we KNOW he wouldn't eat cake, right?! ;-)

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    1. Oh no girl, he gets to eat whatever he wants. (Notice the Martini?) I have to eat the tofu. Ick.

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    2. Who drinks a Martini in a rocks glass?


      Is that ice in there with the olives?

      Sweet mother of G-d !!!!

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  2. He may be a basterd, but he's a darn good looking basterd.

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  3. Mary, I love this....that his him described perfectly and he's told us all..."move your ass"! Gotta love the bastard!

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    1. Yet we keep coming back for more! Because he gets results!

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  4. The picture showed up in my feed and I confess I spent most of the time reading this post saying "when is she going to mention who the hot guy is????"

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    1. He's even hotter than Benji (remember Benji? our super hot aerobics teacher). PLUS, he's not gay. So technically, we have a chance. Not that I want one -- happily married mother of three -- but you understand

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  5. dear Vic: thank you for pushing my friend Mary. Thank you for inspiring her. Thank you for motivating her to be stronger than I will ever be.

    But also? Vic? Thanks for being hot.

    Love, Nicki

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    1. McDreamy, right? Maybe even McCreamy.

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