Thursday, September 24, 2009

I'm Fluffy and proud of it

You ever have one of those perfect days? You know, when you get up earlier than usual and feel rested, you get all green lights on the way to work, you get everything done on your to do list at work, and then you have a great run? That is the kind of day I had. It was a perfect day.

Fall came in all his glory today. I woke up to 69 degrees and low humidity. And it stayed that way all day. By the time I went for my run at 5pm, it was still a good day. It is amazing how much easier it is to run when humidity is not dragging you down. There were several times I hit my Nike+ and it read "current pace 13:26 or 14:17". That just doesn't happen to me. It was a good run.

Part of it was due to my playlist. For whatever reason, my Nike+ started in the middle of my running playlist. (Maybe it knew I needed a change.) But I heard songs I rarely hear, like Don't Slow Down, I Got it From my Mama, Here it Goes etc. I was rockin' and rollin' out there. When "I Got it from my Mama" came on, man, I was running with attitude. As I ran, I thought, "yeah that is right. Here I am, live and in person. I am beautiful. I am powerful. I am fast. I am a runner." It was a great feeling.

Get out there. Be an example for someone else. I promise you that while you run outside, in all your fluffiness, there is someone driving by and they are admiring you. Deep down they wish they had the courage to do what you are doing. You are running Baby and don't stop!


  1. I just discovered your blog and I am LOVING it!!! Please keep it up for a long time! I am a new runner, lost 85 pounds in the past year but still have 50 more to go. All the time I tell myself that I am crazy for trying to run because of my size. Your blog has motivated to tie up the laces of my running shoes and keep on going! Thanks so much for being an inspiration to me when I needed it!

  2. THAT'S RIGHT....I'M FLUFFY...and I'M A RUNNER!!! Take that! Thanks for a great blog posting....just what I needed. I'm glad you are experiencing some better weather...too bad you aren't here in the NE with'd love it!

  3. Yep...can't live life on hold waiting to not be fluffy anymore. Live it up girl!