Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jingle Joggers?

This is too funny not to share.

Me, running. This is me, not on a stretcher {how JR thought I'd leave the race}.

This actually, is the iPhone evidence of us post-'run'. It was a 5k, a small feat for you...a marathon for me. 3.2 miles for you, is like 26 for me. The only exercise my body has endured in the last three years would be giving birth to my babies, and I was loaded up on some epidural.

I was sans epidural for this run, and by the last of it I thought my lungs were going to explode for it was a frigid Oklahoma tundra out there, the cold air felt like knives in my throat and I'm a giant baby. The elements got to me, yes? I ran with two fellow friends, they actually ran ahead of me. Eventually, I did catch up to Emily and Elizabeth and be it the cold, the prospect of cupcakes waiting for us at the finish line {yes, really---and they were frozen. Fail.} but, we MISSED the finish line and kept going. Only to later realize, we were the only ones doing so. Who does that? Who misses the finish line? Me. Us. Me and my friends.

Our husbands rooted us on during the race, from the car. Lucky ducks.

My New Year's resolution for 2011 is to do a wholelotta 5k's. How stupid of me. I already hate myself for burdening myself with such a task. I failed miserably at this one, because I'm too embarrassed to tell you that it took me an hour to finish the ol' Jingle Jog. You do the math.

Again, E for effort. Can you see the competitive beams of light I radiate? um, no.


Abby said...

Get it, sister! That's awesome - please inspire me to do the same!

Brandi said...

Awesome job! Who cares if it took you an hour; you completed it!!! You go girl!!! Thanks for a good laugh; frozen cupcake and kept running past the finish line..awesome!!

SarahJarnagin said...

Could you send some of that energy my way? Way to go!!! You did it in about half of what it would take me to run.

BDT said...

Well I exercise on occasion - I did regularly before I got married 4.5 years ago :) - but I haven't been running since 2003. All this to say, it is time to get my rear in gear! So for Christmas I asked for a bob because I'm determined to start jogging (and the super nice stroller I have is great for walks around the block, but not made for running). My husband suggested I start jogging without a stroller first; however, I'm not sure I can leave my son hanging out at home while I get back in the swing of things without the stroller first :). So bob and I will be hitting the pavement next week...and I'm signing up for a 5k in the next month or so

A Wedding Story said...

You go girl! That's awesome. I can't go up 2 flights of stairs without my heart pounding outta my chest. Totally gotta work on that!

Lindsay said...

I would SO do these with you! Way to go Natalie. Your super momma!

Jennifer Pruchnicki Johnson said...

I am a Lawton-gal and was also at this event! How funny - our group missed the finish line as well and ended up doing an extra lap by accident (we were dead last, how embarrassing!). The cupcakes at the end made it all worth it though! Love your site - lovely family!