Once is Not Enough
Sweet Child O' Mine

Words in the Wild . . . Truth

I bought a new pair of running shoes* months ago, and found these words on the box . . .


I cut the words out and tacked them on our corkboard.

Because they are true.

In our house, We Run.

Or . . . we do now!  Tom has always run -- since he was about 12 back in 7th grade.  He ran track.  He ran cross country.  He ran in college.  He ran road races.  He ran the Boston Marathon.  He runs.

Me?  Not so much.

Until last August, when I decided to Just Do It.  I started running with the Couch-to-5K app on my phone.  And I just kept going.

I don't love it, really.  But I don't mind it as much as I thought I would.

And now . . . I can say . . . We Run.


Although we don't run together!


Because one of us has a much slower pace than the other!

In fact, one of us is already at the 5K finish line . . .


while the other one still has a mile to go!

(But that's pretty much the best part for me . . . because I have my own cheering squad at the finish!)

We had a fun time running the Kalamazoo Klassic 5K last Saturday -- with much to celebrate at the end.  One of us . . . got a personal best time . . . 

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and one of us . . . got third place!



We run!


* Those shoes have since been replaced.  Because they made my knees hurt.


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Good Morning! We run too. Like you, I don't love it but it's a valuable exercise. Congrats on your PR!


This post resonates--sometimes we focus on the time, and forget that not many have the training, discipline, and heart to run a 5k or 10k race. Back in the 80's my husband quipped that the world now had FloJo and SloJo--cracked me up!


Yay for a PR! You've got a great running story...I wish I could get Marc out there with me, but I think that's never gonna happen :-(


I don't run, but it's fun to see you find your stride and to succeed in your new adventure! Go Kym!!


That's awesome and you may run slower than Tom but you run way faster than me. I've on week 6 of the Couch to 5K and I'm enjoying running on the treadmill, believe it or not.


Yay you guys!

kathy b

Good for you. I walk, but I admire runners

Sharon R.

What? No song to match? I offer up "We Run" by Strange Advance. It's one of my favourites.
P.S. How's the Italian going? Or is it? ;)

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