Part One- A personal diy project- me and exercise
I’d like to put aside all beautiful, crafty things for a moment, and talk about a very personal battle I’ve dealt with my entire life.
Are you ready?
I hate exercise.
There’s absolutely nothing about it that appeals to me. I detest sweating, being out of breath, moving fast, all of it. Any time in my life I’ve made small attempts to incorporate some kind of daily movement, I dreaded every session from the moment I got up each morning. I would put it off, rationalizing that I didn’t have time in the mornings, there was too much going on, or rationalizing “why exercise when I’m having such a good hair day??” (yes, that is something I would actually tell myself!).
I’ve never had to worry too much about exercising because, by all outward appearances, I didn’t look overweight. (And that’s why we exercise, right???- something else I would tell myself.) Besides the fact that at any point in my life I would have said losing ten pounds would be great, I was willing to accept my body as it was, declaring that physical activity was just not “my thing”. My yearly bloodwork has always been, not only within acceptable levels, but remarkable good. It’s been described as “beautiful” by my doc. I just simply decided that exercise just wasn’t for me. There have been half-hearted attempts at achieving more movement in my life… fitness coach, boot camps, daily walking. But with each one, I became disillusioned, it was always about the people I was with more so than what I was doing. My body felt weak and unaccustomed to the sudden changes, and it didn’t feel natural.
Rationalizing all of this while being married to a man for nearly 20 years who is a competitive cyclist and very fit, was surprisingly easy. Peter spends many hours a week on the bike most of the year, and often gets up very early to do it, often riding through inclement Seattle weather in all but the short, high summer months. From years of hard competitive cycling, he now suffers daily from aches and pains. He requires regular visits to physical therapists, personal trainers, acupuncturists, doctors, and occasionally, yes, the emergency room. It has been astonishingly easy for me to convince myself that I was, indeed, the healthier one. I did not suffer from daily pain, I rarely went to the doctor for anything more than a physical. Besides, in no way did I want to spend hours each day achieving a fitness level that would require even more hours to maintain. Sorry…
Plus, if I am completely honest with myself, I didn’t want to lose a moment to my creative time.
So, why am I writing about this? I am now at an age where it’s time to consider what I’ve done and continue to do to my body through lack of regular physical exercise of some kind. There is a history of osteoperosis in my family, of heavy smoking, and no exercise. While my own habits are far and away much healthier than that, the one component that I hadn’t fully addressed was exercise. Sitting at a computer all day, getting up only to jump in a car to run an errand, or do school pickup, does not make for a healthy lifestyle, no matter how healthy my diet is. Humans were just not meant to be so stationary.
I started to wonder…. What would my life be like in 20 years? Would I have impaired mobility due to years of unused muscles, simply because of the choices I’d made? Would my bones become weakened? Would I be out of breath from doing simple things around the house? Would I be able to take a walk with my husband? Would I need help just walking up a small hill? Would lack of daily movement cause insomnia? Would I start dealing with brittle, breaking bones?
Would all of this come sooner than it should, because of my inactivity?
In part two of this post, I will tell you what came next. In the meantime, I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject in the comments. What are your feelings about daily movement/exercise? Do you hate it? Feel inspired by it?
katSeptember 23, 2013 at 5:38 am
I’ve always hated to exercise too. I am not sporty or even coordinated. Luckily, I am tall and have been on the thinner side most of my life. In my 30’s when I found myself a little on the heavier side, I easily lost it by just walking. Then I moved to San Francisco where I walked all the time and it was just part of life. Then came moving into my 40’s, writing a food blog and moving to Minnesota. The weight just kind of crept on. My doctor started talked about blood pressure, my knees hurt and I had to start buying things sized 1x. Plus I’ve been watching my parents age quickly with lots of heath issues related to weight and inactivity.
I knew I had to do something. Walking has been the thing that has been good for me as far as exercise. I got a fitbit and try to get 10,000 steps everyday. I try to get on the treadmill 4 – 5 times a week (It’s ok if I can watch tv while doing it to pass the time). I even moved to a more urban neighborhood where I can walk for errands. Then I started counting calories, this was the big step & really made the difference. I’m now down 30 pounds since January, my knees don’t hurt and my doctor says I am no longer overweight. I feel so good I want to keep it up and hope to lose another 10 pounds before the holidays. I’ll never be super skinny like I was in college, but I feel trim and healthy.
Mama UrchinSeptember 23, 2013 at 5:42 am
I run, among other things, for exercise and every time I do I say to myself “I hate running.” And then I remember sitting in the waiting room of the cardiac unit while my 50 year old Dad got six stents because every single artery to his heart was blocked, two of them were blocked twice. Fear is a great motivator and I never want my kids to have to experience that. Something about getting older has your genetic predispositions staring you in your face.
Sometimes the long stretch of no one asking you for anything or interrupting you while exercising means you can really think about and work through things – like which binding you should use on that quilt, or whether you really like the current living room arrangement. I also find I enjoy myself more running or biking in the woods, or a field, or somewhere in nature rather than on pavement.
LoriSeptember 23, 2013 at 5:49 am
i have always been completely uninterested in exercise for exercise’s sake. it was boring and i had a million other things i would rather do.
four years ago we got a dog and my entire life changed — first because i had to walk the dog at least twice a day and second because regular exercise in the fresh air remade me physically and mentally. not only was i reasonably fit for the first time since college (when i had to walk all over campus every day) but my low-level mood/anxiety issues disappeared.
i recently read in “the happiness advantage” that a study showed that exercise was as effective as medication for lifting depression *and* the relapse rate was *lower* for exercisers than for people who took medication.
there’s also the whole vitamin-D issue — a little sunshine (no sunscreen) every day does wonders.
i have morphed from a person who completely spurned exercise to someone who can’t live without it — i walk every day year-round regardless of weather and i’m much happier *and* i don’t wheeze when i climb the stairs. ;o)
good luck with your new program!
KellySeptember 23, 2013 at 5:57 am
I’m a hater… but I don’t want to stay that way. 🙂 Working on getting a new attitude. I’m all ears to hear what you’ve got to say on the subject! Good luck to you.
BetzSeptember 23, 2013 at 6:16 am
Oh, Blair…aside from a few facts, I could’ve completely written this post about myself. Whenever I read/hear someone say “just do it” I want to say “bite me!”. That attitude just does not work for me, it’s not a switch to turn on, it actually turns me off!
I’ve recently turned over a new leaf (yet again) with Couch to 5K and then 30 Day Shred and both, even taking it super slow, left me injured. Now I have sore hamstring that has stopped me from doing either. It is so so depressing. I’m easing back in to walking but like you, there are so many other things I’d rather do.
Last week I turned my computer desk into a standing work station and I’m really excited about that! I know that sitting aggravates my hamstring pain so I am hoping this is a baby step towards some improvement!
I can’t wait to read part 2!
DeniseSeptember 23, 2013 at 6:45 am
I was the same way. I figured my running around was enough, especially when I worked retail. I was always walking lifting and carrying heavy boxes. Then I had kids. I was on bed rest for my first three and running after toddlers. Then i found out my back was messed up ( nice way of saying I am looking at a wheel chair at some point in my life) so activity was none to little because of pain. Lots of PT I can walk around but my doctor wants more to help put of major surgery. Then I found out I have heart problems. High cholesterol, irregular heart beat and leaking valve. I was point blank told I have a choice get fit or most likely haves life threatening major heart attack within 10 years. I’m 36. I “look” healthy. It was a huge wake up call. I was never a fan of exercise but I want to see my four kids grow up. I want to see my grand kids.
So the last two months I have been eating heathy. I have been running slowly. Couch to 5k. Repeating weeks, cutting time in half since I have to go slow because of my back and heart. I have logged in over 30 miles. It’s a slow process but I am getting to the point where I am starting to enjoy the runs. I hate sweating but after my runs I feel great and the whole day feels great.
You can do it. If I am so can you
(Ps. Love your blog. I have been reading for a long time and I just lurk around but I felt compelled to comment)
French KnotsSeptember 23, 2013 at 6:51 am
Hate it too, so many other things I rather do with my time. Then last year I discovered line dancing, great fun moving (occasionally !) in synch with the rest of the group and enjoying the music. My ambition was to improve and be less red and sweaty as my fitness increased but sadly have been diagnosed with ME/CFS so am now even less active.
The key I think is to find something that you don’t begrudge spending the time doing. I’m looking forward to seeing what you have been doing.
emilySeptember 23, 2013 at 6:59 am
i am WITH you, my friend. i did 2 years (out of the last 3) of a short exercise video in my basement (unheard of for me), but i stopped after i injured my shoulder and now i’m back to regular walking and not much more. i can’t wait to hear where you’re going with this! xo.
lindarooSeptember 23, 2013 at 7:14 am
Do tell! I’m a hater, and as I age my life is more sedentary. A recent hike with family saw me going slowly, with lots of breaks, and I realize I need to move more if I want to keep my mobility. Carving out the time, though, for something I dislike, is hard to do!
CharlieSeptember 23, 2013 at 7:14 am
I wish I could find something I love to bits and want to do. I’ve put quite a bit of money into it – buying kayaks, signing up for yoga and boxing classes. They’re all things I like though – except when I feel I have to do them. It’s a contradiction. Hope you find something you like!
AnneSeptember 23, 2013 at 7:36 am
I absolutely hate it! Just like you (did)… I haven’t found the changing moment yet… Same like you, I live a healthy life and I am not overweight, so I don’t know when I find the motivation to start being active. (sorry for maybe bad English)
DianaSeptember 23, 2013 at 7:41 am
I used to be “sporty” when I was a child/teen — gymnastics, biking, tennis, etc. — but then I sort of lost my way once I hit adulthood. Sure, I joined gyms and tried running on treadmills a few times, but I hated hated HATED it. Finally in my mid-40s, after another failed attempt at “regular exercise” thru a gym membership and forced marching (ahem, running), it hit me — what I love is being outside and being active outdoors. Once that got into my bones, I simply made attempts to spend as much time outside as I could without any pressure of a formal exercise program. I started taking walks, which led to hikes. In the winter I started snowshoeing when we had snow. A couple years ago we moved to a town with a strong biking culture and where our house happens to butt up against a well-traveled bike trail leading into town amenities and as far as Boston/Cambridge. I found that I was using my bike to get around more than I was my car, so last October I took the insurance off my Subaru and began using my bike exclusively, with use of my husband’s car on the weekend — I wasn’t completely car free. I am so much happier, though I’m far from a hardbody. I have tons of endurance and energy, I rarely get sick, my bp is super low as is my cholesterol, and within five minutes of getting on my bike, my stresses disappear. I’ve gotten to the point where if I don’t get out on my bike or take a walk each day, I go a little stir-crazy, and on the weekends, I don’t always use the car … the bike is so much more convenient for local trips. Can’t wait to hear what you did. 🙂
margieSeptember 23, 2013 at 8:02 am
Who likes exercise?! Those people are just plain weird. I power walk and swim and will be starting yoga this week. Why? For sanity not vanity. It clears my head and opens possibilities.
melissa s.September 23, 2013 at 8:25 am
Oh man, me too. What I hate most about the exercise options that I’ve chosen in the past (yoga, gym, kickboxing, etc) is all the precious time and money it takes to do something that I pretty much dread and resent doing. I’ve recently started the Barre3 online videos at home which is better (cheap, no travel time), but I still struggle. I’ve learned, however, to be easier on myself. If I just do a 10 minute workout that day, fine — I’m still doing something. And if I just don’t have the time that day, fine as well. A peaceful mind is just as important as a fit body 😉
SarahSeptember 23, 2013 at 8:42 am
I’ve been the same way and the only way I’ve been able to regularly integrate exercise into my life was to stop driving. We live somewhere that I can walk or ride a bike to most places, and so I do. I log about 4-6 miles a day on my (very heavy) bike with a 3 year old and often all of my groceries in it and I walk about 2-5 miles a day. I am dreading the beginning of the rain, but will be prepared with good rain gear and lots of wool to keep me warm and dry. I can tell how much stronger I am than when I began this in May, and that’s keeping me motivated, as is the financial benefit of not paying for gas/car maintenance. Can’t wait to see what you’re doing.
tracySeptember 23, 2013 at 11:37 am
I started running regularly a year or so ago. While I still have to drag myself to do it I am always glad when I do. It was not only in response to my mom’s health (osteoporosis) but also my girls’ attitude toward exercise. http://jumillastories.blogspot.com/2012/10/blog-post.html 😉
BlairSeptember 23, 2013 at 11:40 am
Reading this sopping wet after my Jazzercise class. I’ve been doing this for 7 years, sometimes more consistent than others. I’m not a perfect weight, probably considered obese, however, when I am consistent (3X/Week) I feel happier, stronger and have more energy. I’m not a runner or someone who likes a gym but I do like to dance which my husband does not. Happy to shake my arse and get sweaty and call it exercise! Good luck with whatever you do, there are many fun options out there.
JamieSeptember 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm
I hear you! I can find an astonishing number of excuses not to exercise. My go-to is belly dance, when I have the money for classes (because I really need the class to be motivated to do it, even though I love it totally), and the time to attend. Lucky me, now I have a 1-year old and don’t have time to excercise, and besides – I run around chasing him for a few hours a day, that’s enough, right? Just Saturday I started a 3-day-a-week couch to 5K type running program precisely because I hate to run. And for some reason that makes me think I must do it. So Go Blair! I look forward to reading about your next steps. Even if all you do is take a 30-minute walk each day while dictating creative ideas into your phone, you’ll be doing your body a world of good. Hmmm, I need to take that into account myself…
Melissa HaworthSeptember 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm
I’ve been on again off again with exercise my whole life. I don’t hate it but can find lots of other things to do. But for the past year I’ve been pretty consistent with running. I aim for every other day (per Doctor Mama–she has a good blog with lots of content about running slowly to avoid injury). I find that a year in I really look forward to a run 1. to get out of the house and (some days) away from the small people in my house 🙂 and 2. feel a sense of accomplishment (even after a “bad” run I can be proud I got out the door) . it’s become my time to mull over projects and ideas while 4. listening to podcasts I save up as a running treat.
That’s all I’ve got in the way of tips….looking forward to part 2 of your post.
MarikoSeptember 24, 2013 at 9:28 am
Dude, I’ve been running for more than 25 years now and consider myself a relatively serious runner. That said, I was completely sedentary before I started running, and I hated exercise. I am also incredibly uncoordinated (I still am. I can’t really ride a bicycle, even though I have learned, and I cannot catch or throw balls. I can’t really swim, either). You would THINK my commitment to running means I love it and all, but I think I have just gotten relatively used to it. I like that I am sort of fit and that I can eat most everything I want (I like to eat. A lot. And I have a sweet tooth), and of course I feel great AFTER a run, but it is HARD to force myself to go out there and run. I am lazy at heart. Anyway, I am guessing you are going to share an inspirational story next about how you are now a CrossFit champion and wear lycra every day?
KathleenSeptember 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm
I always hated exercise, but loved sports which was easy in high school. I’ve always been tall and thin. Then I started pulling 60 hour weeks and got married and was losing daylight and not doing anything and found that I wasn’t feeling great. I was tired, my knees hurt, I was so uncoordinated, so I joined a boot camp with a friend and figured I would just see how it went. Five months later I’m still with it! Three nights a week immediately after work. It has done wonders for me and the ever changing list of activities and the excuse to leave work when I should be leaving! The best part besides feeling better is that I have not tripped over the foot board on the bed in months! Granted some days I do not want to go, but I made a commitment and I’m not at a gym I go to a personal trainer who is starting her business and I hate to let her down. Good luck and just keep going you can do it!
TeresaSeptember 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm
I was never a lover of exercise until I hit my 40’s and felt like I needed to get serious about a routine to keep weight & health issues in check. And I discovered it was my secret weapon! I feel the “high” after a good sweaty workout, weight lifting makes my muscles feel great and I’m really strong AND it’s improved my mental state with stress relief as well as relieving various somatic symptoms that used to cause anxiety. Bodies were meant to MOVE!
TinaSeptember 25, 2013 at 4:51 am
I was never one to exercise and nothing physical ever came naturally to me. Aerobic capacity? None! Bad genes have given me a body that requires high maintenance. Osteoporosis, diabetes arthritis, and high blood pressure run in the family. About three years ago, I started with a personal trainer a few days a week. I started very EARLY in the morning, so I never had to think about it and the rest of the day was mine. I built up strength fast, aerobic fitness came along slowly. I’ve mostly been able to maintain a workout schedule, even through 2 moves, one across country, and job losses (therefore loss of trainers). For me, going to visit family is a great motivator. If I don’t use it, I will lose it, and I feel too young on the inside to be an old lady just yet!
For my fear and dread of sweat and exercise, I’ve found that I need to only show up and turn off my mind and just do what I’m told. When not working with a trainer, I have some videos and I “keep pressing play,” a quote from Tony Horton (P90x). I cannot be self-directed when it comes to exercise. I admit it, I’m a sheep and I need someone to follow.
beth lehmanSeptember 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm
oh, blair… love/hate is my relationship with exercise. when i was in college and afterwards i discovered it and loved it. went to a women’s gym. loved step aerobics and the feeling i had after exercise. that was way before having kids and having so much less time. (oh, i have the same amount of time, just more to fill it!!) i have really struggled with weight and exercise and the pounds just keep creeping up. i did buy a fitbit and recently decided 10k steps wasn’t going to cut it. so, now i’m trying for 15K per day. unfortunately what really has to change is my relationship with food (and alcohol). i’m so curious what you have to say!!
MollySeptember 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm
oh blair yes yes YES!!!! I have told myself that my (rare) free time is more valuable to me than caviar, and thus, WHY would i WASTE it on EXERCISE?!! And yes, as spouse to an avid runner/cycler/everything-er, i’ve never seen the appeal. Indeed, have landed myself an MRI after my dedicated attempt at Couch to 5K. The one running program EVERYone can master, right? Not so right… And yes, not overtly unfit, or overweight, good bloodwork, good energy, and yet…
It is only in the past year, having happily turned forty, that I feel I’ve aged 30 years in 6 months. Didn’t expect it, certainly didn’t anticipate it, and yet, everything suddenly feels past it’s half-life. And so, I find myself asking myself whether the verb waste might actually be better spelled INVEST. And wondering whether and holy cow HOW I can possibly re-define something I so loathe.
And so, obviously, awaiting with baited breath Post 2…
(And good for you!!!)
Oh, and the post title? Brilliant. I can get behind DIY, always, right? So personal DIY can’t be all bad…
Erin | house on hill roadSeptember 27, 2013 at 7:53 am
I love exercise.
There, I said it.
Now, it wasn’t always this way. At times exercise has been a chore for me, but the benefits I am reaping make it almost compulsory. I cannot go very long without doing something active. For me, it is as much of a mental health issue as it is a physical health issue. I am just plain happier when I am exercising and eating well. I know this, and although I slip into bad habits from time to time, I always right myself by moving.
The key for me? I plan out my week in advance. This allows me to schedule the exercise (almost always in the morning) and schedule the creative time around all the other busy-ness that normal life entails. I try to exercise 5 or 6 times a week. This might include a short run (3 or so miles), spin class, weight training or rowing machine/elliptical in my basement. An extra long walk with Hazel and the family on the weekends does the trick, too. If I am exercising, I put on my workout clothes first thing in the morning. Once I am dressed, it is really hard for me to back out (because some days, my heart is not in it as much as I’d like).
Aside from feeding my body and soul, I want to exercise as a good example for my girls. I think it is so easy to be passive in this day of increasing technology and it is my sincere hope that they will always lead active lives.
Did I mention that I’m happier when exercising regularly? That alone is worth it.
reneeSeptember 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm
I think one should be somewhat active to be healthy. I bet you are more active than you think. Exercise isn’t really that beneficial if it is stressful and you don’t enjoy it. I’ve been reading a blog called 180degreehealth that goes into what is widely accepted as healthy is basically a bunch of crap. Basically they say that being what many consider as overweight is actually healthy, sugar and starch is good for you, saturated fat is not unhealthy and exercise that stresses you out is unhealthy and unproductive. Unfortunately somethings like coffee and wine are not healthy and perhaps most of all, polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) are the most unhealthy thing of all. PUFAs = omega 6s which = inflamation which = disease. It is largely all about metabolism and the best marker of metabolism is body temp. Excersice actually decreases metabolism and both need to be balanced.
LisaSeptember 29, 2013 at 4:45 am
I don’t know if I have ever stopped to think about if I love it or hate it. I need it for my mental health. I just went through one of the most traumatic experiences a person can have and exercising helped me tremendously. I find that I do better taking a class at the gym rather than allowing myself to pick when and how long I’m going to exercise. I must say, I despise running, it just hurts everything. I dislike doing things that I’m not *good* at, perhaps it’s the same for you, especially since you are so talented at so many things!
SuesewcraftySeptember 29, 2013 at 11:43 am
I hate working out and exercise of just about any kind. I know I need to get off my lazy ass but I too can rationalize putting it off. I wish I could flip a switch in my brain to change the way I feel. I keep kicking around the idea of joining a gym but again, I always have something more pressing to do. Looking forward to hearing more from you on this subject!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:09 pm
Thank you Kat, it’s inspiring to hear your story. Your goal is like mine, just to be healthy and strong. Keep it up!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:11 pm
I admire you for sticking with running even though you don’t like it, what incredible discipline. And I, like you, watched my father get numerous stents. He has felt frail and unable to do much for almost 20 years. I hope that I can improve my quality of life by exercise.
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm
Thanks Lori! Do you know that I have been campaigning for a dog for years for this exact reason! Nobody has allowed me to get one because our kitty cat is so dog-like and unable to play nicely with any other animals. I have seen several friends melt pounds off once they get a dog. Plus it gets us outside!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Oh Kelly I hear you. I think I’m still a hater, only slightly less so, part two is coming tomorrow. Thanks for chiming in!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Part 2 is tomorrow, and you play an unexpected part! : D
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm
Thank you so much Denise, I love your story. So many of mentioned the Couch to 5K program. I am learning to move a little bit each day, hopefully I will get there.
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm
Thank you so much for adding to the conversation! I love dancing! It’s surprisingly aerobic!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm
Emily, thank you friend! We need to talk more about this. Part 2 coming tomorrow morning.
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:18 pm
I totally agree, having to make time to do something I dislike is really HARD and I’m only just beginning. Tomorrow is part 2. Thank you so much for chiming in!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm
Thank you Charlie. Your story sounds like it could be mine at different times of my life. It seemed almost a guarantee that if I bought a gym membership, I would feel pressure to go and rebel by not going. Part 2 tomorrow!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm
Thank you Anne! Part 2 tomorrow!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm
It’s so true Diana- I guess we have to try out anything and everything within reason to really get at what we can stick with. I know that’s exactly what I’ve done. Part 2 tomorrow!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:22 pm
Thank you Margie. I know, I don’t understand loving exercise in any way. Maybe loving the benefits of exercise, by not the action. AT ALL.
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:23 pm
I think you got it. At least in my naive eyes. Part 2 of my post comes tomorrow!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm
What a great motivator, to see savings from no car and gas! Thank you Sarah!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm
Thank you friend. I think part of why I’ve made an effort to figure all this out is my kids. What kind of example I want to be for them. I want them to see that it’s a natural part of every day, to move and be active.
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm
You go Blair!!! I’m getting there, slowly but surely!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Thank you Jamie! I’ve heard so many finding motivation in the couch to 5K program, I need to look into it now that I’m in this whole new mindset. Part 2 tomorrow!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:27 pm
Thank you for the Doctor Mama tip! Part 2 tomorrow!
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:29 pm
You ARE a serious runner! And I knew that about you before I even met you. I’m surprised to hear you don’t love it. And crossfit sounds like hell on earth.
blair/wisecraftSeptember 29, 2013 at 8:29 pm
Thank for adding your thought Kathleen, part 2 tomorrow!