Those of you who know me may be surprised to find out that I am not an athlete. I am not a fan of exercise, and believe that the most amount of effort that I should have to exert in a day would be the movement of my hand from the bowl of bon-bons to my mouth as I lay on the sofa watching Oprah (isn’t that what all stay at home moms do?).
To borrow a phrase the wisdom of which was imparted to me by my friends Whitney and Jennifer, bless their hearts (which is Southern, apparently, for are these people bat shit crazy??). These women – and Doug – are convinced that we can make our presence known at the Expedition Everest 5K in September. Now, I believe I’d make an excellent water hander outer, but really, I’d love to be able to do this. It’s 3 miles, and if I survive the heart attack and the stroke I know I’ll suffer at about the end of the first mile, I might be able to crawl the other two miles.
But this brings me to my training regimine. Right now, I am doing the Wii Fit, because, frankly, it’s cold outside, and I don’t like the cold – not even with a latte in hand. So yesterday, my first day on the Wii Fit I think since Bush was in the White House (the other one), I ran the short distance. I felt like I really accomplished something, as I did it without passing out or throwing up. And it didn’t seem too bad. So today, I decided to do the Island lap. As soon I saw the distance bar across the bottom of the screen, I knew I had made a mistake, but I was determined.
After running what seemed like 437 miles, I finished. I was so proud of myself for not dropping dead on the living room floor, in front of Granuaile! But even though it gives you all sorts of little stars and happy sunshine and rainbows for your achievement, it doesn’t tell you what you’ve achieved.
Does anyone know – how do you know how far you are running on the Wii Fit? Did I seriously do 437 miles, or should I keep practicing for that September 5K. Bless their hearts.