I didn't know Carly was expecting!!!!!!
Sonofabitch it happened again!!!!
I was talking to my mother on the phone and she was hmmmming and haaaaing about telling me something.
"I VOWED I would never tell you....." she said. At that point, I told her to be out with it already. She said that at our family reunion back in January, one of our cousins excitedly said "I didn't know Carly was expecting" to my mother. My mother responded... "She's not". Ooops. Then came the back peddling from our cousin.
I know she was not being rude by her statement. Truth is, I did (do) look pregnant.....especially with what I chose the wear that day (perhaps a flowy white button down is not the best muffin top disguise). I certainly am not offended either. I had an honest good laugh (probably because I am 10lbs lighter today and I do not have any ice cream in the house). All laughing aside, my motivation is now solid. I never want to look pregnant again. I just wish that my mother would have told me this in JANUARY, maybe I would be closer to goal.
Those are not the only six words I dread. The other six words that have been making my stomach turn are:
I saw you out running today....
Gahhhh! What? All three seconds of me running? So you saw me huffing and puffing about to pass out? You busted me walking? Uhhhhh.....I was only laying on the grass to stretch for a second. Look away, I am hideous!
I ran into one of my friends who is an avid runner while shopping last week. He said those exact words to me and I wanted to hide because my "running" and his "running" are two completely different things. He is running Grandma's Marathon on June 18th. I told him I signed up for the half marathon which is on the same day. He knows that I am not fit for a 5K at this point so I thought he would have a laugh and make some smart ass comment.
I could not have been more wrong. He told me I HAVE to do it and backing out would make me a sissy (not the real word). He told me to just have fun and walk the damn thing if I have to. He reminded me that I KNOW what to expect and can push through it. Then he pulled out the big guns and said that it would be a waste of money (anything that refers to losing money gets me motivated) . I guess if he never saw me running, we may not have talked about the race, and I may have backed out completely. So....run, walk, crawl.....I am doing this half marathon just for the fun of it
I guess the PSA of my rambling today is that words you dread hearing can be a great motivator.