Week 19 {365} Out of Hibernation

Get up off your couch you lazy people!


This week was chalk full of all forms of cardio.. the kid's school walkathon, a 5K, riding bikes, scootering, etc.

It is almost summer and I for one am tired of hibernating. Not to mention that I'm going to have to showcase this body in a bathing suit very shortly. Cringe.

And just incase you've been procrastinating any form of excercise until it got closer to summer... this is a reminder that your time is up. Tick, tick...

My body tried to keep me down this week with all sorts of CRUD, but I persevered.

I WIN. Take that!

Don't ya just love that feeling you get when you want to be doing nothing but sitting in front of the tv feeding your face with a bag of doritos and some twinkies... but instead you get your butt off the couch?

You make a conscious decision to NOT be a lazy butt.

I think it is by far one of the greatest, if not THE greatest feelings you can have.

Then when you actually DO something...


Complete and utter ecstasy, as if you just climbed your Mount Everest... Yes, that good.

And just in case you could possibly be mumbling something under your breath, I must tell you... I am NOT a runner. Just check out the numbers on that clock. It doesn't lie.

I might have run some in high school, but it's been at least a couple decades since this body and I have hit the pavement. (Except for that 4K last year, but not sure that counts.)

This week I was down and out. Sick as a dog. So sick on Friday I broke down.

After a big bowl of pasta, some good drugs, and a full night's sleep...

I did it. I got up off my sick kiester and made my way to that race.

I kept my expectations low. My only goal was to not walk or die.

It was hard and exhilarating all the same.

I did it.

And YOU can too.


  1. YAY for you! And don't knock that time! A lot of people would kill for that time.

  2. Congrats! That's great! Now I need to get up off my lazy butt!

  3. YAY!! Congrats to you!! I'm so impressed that you did it even after feeling so bad...I totally admire you and you've motivated me to get movin'!

  4. Woohoo! Way to go - After feeling sick and all - that's an even bigger accomplishment.

  5. Congrats!!

    Yes, peeling my boo-tay off the couch is an amazing feeling! And so is reaping the body benefits afterward ;)

    Talk about time being up. I'm going to be Living on coastal Florida next week!! All recovery methods have been employed!!!

  6. Congrats! I don't think I could do this.
    P.S. I save links that I love and read during the week. It doesn't take long to gather ten each week.

  7. Congratulations! I needed that. I've been putting off my workout today and I'm actually sitting in front of the computer stuffing my face with dark chocolate pomegranates.(My idea of junk food.) And yes, I love the tight feeling I feel after a workout.

    Congratulations. You showed those sick germs.

  8. Nothing more motivating than a virtual kick in the pants!
    Now where are my running shoes......

  9. Good for you! Who cares about your time, just finishing is always the goal. :-) My first 5K was all I needed to get hooked. I finished my first half marathon in November 09- and I am dying to do another.. although, there is that training part.

  10. Congrats!! Beautiful pictures :)

  11. Congratulations!!! I think your time is great!! I think mine would be similar and I would be SO proud of myself!!!

  12. Congratulations and dong it! I need to sign up for one of these races around where I live. They have them all the time! There is actually a mud run coming up, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to get that dirty!

  13. Great for you! LOVE that collage.

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  15. Great job, Lish!!! And could you look any cuter, BTW? you're swimsuit ready right now! You're my inspiration. I'm getting out at least ONE day this week to take a nice walk, at least, if I can't get to the gym!

  16. Yay, great job!! I so needed this post. :)

    We took an overseas friend hiking over the weekend. I kept saying that it's a flat hike (from what I remembered having hiked that trail before) and I was huffing and puffing midway through! Just goes to show how out-of-shape I am now.

  17. I for one am pumped it's summer! It is so hard to get my butt in gear when there is snow on the ground, but when the sun is out I love being out with it!

    And your time is not bad at all!

  18. I don't know how you do it! Looking fabulous while running a 5k takes loads of talent and really good hair. There should be an award for that! lol
    Congratulations on the run and for maintaining a fit and healthly lifestyle. I've been in a funk lately and need to get my butt in gear. Thanks for the inspiration Lish. Have a great day.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  19. Wow! Great job!! :D Need to kick my butt in gear!