Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Today is the day I start running in the morning. I kept telling myself that I'd do it once the kids went to bed, but this just isn't happening. By the time the kids are in bed and the kitchen gets picked up, I'm toast.

Just as my alarm went off this morning at 4:50am my baby, who has been fighting a cold, snuggled into me. I LOVE the baby snuggle; the warmth of her little body and the softness of her breath, followed by a congested pig snort were almost too much for me to abandon for a freezing cold run outside.

I did NOT want to get up this morning. But, then I thought WWJD. This can mean all sorts of things to people, and I might get some flack for this but what it means to me is "What Would Jen Do?"

Jennifer Aniston has the best looking legs in Hollywood in my (not-so) humble opinion. She's 40! No one is born with legs like this (if they are, I need to be lied to!) and I'm sure it takes a lot of work and dedication to accomplish this. As a woman in her 30's this gives me great comfort in seeing that age doesn't completely determine the downfall of your body. I know, I know, she has lots of money and trainers and no kids, and, and....who cares. She's still 40 and I'm still 33.

So, I chanted my "WWJD" and I gave my baby one last snuggle before I rolled out of bed and into my day. It was freezing outside, but now that I've officially signed up for the 1/2 marathon, I need to get down to business if I want to survive with any sort of dignity. The bags under my eyes alone were almost enough for me to throw in the towel, but I managed to throw on some offensive looking but warm clothing and I hit the asphalt.

The darkness was startling and my lungs burned from the cold air being sucked in. The way I was gasping, you would've thought I was drowning-truthfully, I probably was just a little bit. The nice thing about the dark was that it nicely hid how ridiculous I looked. At this point I'm just happy I survived.

Seriously speaking, I didn't get out of bed JUST to try and get Jen's legs. I got out of bed because I love my family. As much as I feel like I deserve a healthy happy life it takes work and they deserve to have me at my best.

Have a (YAWN) great day everyone!

1 comment:

  1. You make me laugh!!! Thank you for motivating me to get off my tush and get running. We signed up for this thing we might as well train together also. :) Have a great day.