A few months ago, AC started a running program. It's some thing that he found online; you run three days a week, for several months, and by the end you're a runner. Seemed like a great plan. He's stuck with it, he's doing great, I'm very proud of him.
We talked about it and decided that it would be a good thing for him to do with the kids. He'd still do his own running on other days, but three days each week, he'd lead the boys through it. It would give us needed P.E. minutes and get them in better shape. AC decided that they would start it today, thinking that they could be a good deal into the program by the time the Spring baseball season starts.
Now, I need to lose weight, get in shape, blah blah blah. I've been lazy about going to the gym lately, so I figured this would be a good opportunity for me to get back to it. I would get up with them at 6am and I would go to the gym while they run.
That was my plan.
Until yesterday, when I had the following conversation with Matthew.
Me: "You need to get to bed at a reasonable time tonight, you 're going to get up at 6:00 and run with Dad in the morning."
MC: "Aren't you going to do the program with us?"
Me: (trying not to laugh out loud) "No."
MC: "Why not?"
Me: "Well, I've got a weak ankle, you know that. I'll go to the gym while you guys run."
MC: "You know, Mom, your ankle is only weak because you never use it. You should come with us."
Nice, kid. I talked to AC about it later and we agreed that I would give it a try for a week and see how it went. I promised that I wouldn't give up due to normal muscle soreness, but that if my ankle gave me problems, I would return to my plan and just go to the gym.
So, I did it; I went with them this morning. My legs were sore after the first 60 seconds, but I stuck with it. I went at my own pace, slower than the rest of my family, but I did it! I'll do it on Wednesday and Friday, and then decide what I'll do from there.
One unforeseen issue, it kind of made my jaw pain flare up (I'm on a several year journey, dealing with severe TMJ issues.). I don't know if that will put an end to this quicker than my ankle, we'll have to see.
But for today, I made it.
However, I think Matt, and Andy for that matter, are both crazy for thinking that I'm actually going to be able to complete this program. Absolutely insane.
*Bonus points to anyone who can tell me who said the quote that I used as my title.
**An extra million points to anyone who knew it without looking it up.