Happy People Don’t Shoot Their Husbands… | Victoria Runs

Happy People Don’t Shoot Their Husbands…

December 8, 2011

“Exercise gives your endorphins. Endorphins make you happy”
Or if you need more convinving… follow the Brooks Running Company’s mantra:
Run Happy. Y’all. 
Now, let’s get real. When the alarm goes off at 4:30am, I am not all Reese Witherspoon. Although, in my dreams I wish I was because she did date Jake Gyllenhaal for a hot minute. sigh.
It takes every ounce of strength for me to get out of bed and get my tuckus to the gym or out on the pavement. Sometimes I have an internal debate like so:
Me: F*#%… (roll over, glance at alarm) it’s 4:30
Workout Me: Princess, get your hiney to the gym
Me: But I only got 6.75 hours of sleep, not 8
Workout Me: so, you got like 9 last night. AND you ate like 2 cookies. move it.
Me: how about I reset my alarm for 30 more minutes…..
and so on and so forth.
Once I get there, I feel great. I love to sweat. Sweat looks great on me. The post workout soreness. I crave it and it makes my day amazing. I love when my abs or arms hurt. Gosh. I love it. Why can’t I love it enough at 4:30am when I have to go to the gym with no one there to meet me?!
Training is so much easier during marathon season. When I had a group of 30 to see three days a week. But to be honest, I slacked off. I didn’t do my cross training during the season. Because no one was there to see me, to hold me accountable. I need to be my FitFluential self and get off my slacker horse and MOVE IT! I have goals that I want to accomplish and I need to work on them. Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy. I need to learn to be my own advocate and make a change. I will talk about some of my goals in another post. Don’t worry, Boston is not one of them. This is a running blog, not a comedy blog. 
I hate the feeling I get from not working out. Even just a few days. The same feeling I got last night after eating a few too many noshes at book club (more on a follow-up post!).  Like if you actually bought this belly buster deal and ate it all in one sitting. eww. gross. I can’t believe I actually saw some people on stalkerbook excited about buying that.
So I vow to myself, I will advocate for myself. I am the only one that can make the change. Tomorrow is a new day. Thank you, Miz Fit for your vlog tips. I am STARTing (again) tomorrow. After the marathon, I needed a reboot. Thank you for helping me reboot!
 Anyways. It’s getting late. Grandma has been in her pink PJs since 7pm and is heading to bed to rest up for 4:30am. Check out twitter tomorrow am (victoria_runs) to see if I made it to the gym…. with a smile!
Hope you like my new PJs. Actually I don’t care if you do. Because Huntman does and that’s all that matters.
QOD: Have you ever had a runner’s high?  
Maybe Charlie Sheen should take up running.


Comments (3)

  • MizFit

    Good. Lord. You. Make. Me. Smile.


  • Emily faliLV

    I love this! Totally make me smile!!

    I just started running again (attempt 12389)…

    Also I think you mean Shoot in your title. :) I mistype all the time and usually no one tells me, so I hope you don't mind me telling you!

  • vtbRUNSsav

    Thanks, MizFit!

    And Emily thanks for catching it! I totally was going with the flow and typing it from YouTube subtitle ;)

    Glad I could make y'all smile. Ok off to the gym!

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