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!


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

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

    2. Who drinks a Martini in a rocks glass?

      Is that ice in there with the olives?

      Sweet mother of G-d !!!!

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

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

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

  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????"

    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

  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

  6. Replies
    1. McDreamy, right? Maybe even McCreamy.


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