Dear Sister

As the lucky person who happens to live precisely five miles away from where I am this morning, you get to wait for me to show up at your door following my attempt to run the distance between us, and then drive me back to my starting point.

I’m leaving soon. If all goes well, I should be there in about an hour… under an hour, ideally. However, if all does not go well, it could take longer.

If I’m not there in an hour, continue waiting. I’m more of a jogger than a runner.

If I’m not there in an hour and a half, wait some more. I’m really quite  s l o w .

If I’m not there in 2 hours, please continue to wait. I had to walk.

If I’m not there in 2 and a half hours, eat breakfast without me. I’ve stopped to eat myself.

If I’m not there in 3 hours, come look for me. I’m dead.

Hopefully, it won’t come to that, but only time will tell. I believe I am ready to meet this challenge, or else I wouldn’t be tackling it at this point in time. Please be patient, though. This is a huge undertaking and I’m a bit nervous. Can’t wait to see you.

In fact, I wish I was there already.

Love,
Kimberly

9 Responses to “Dear Sister”

  1. South Beach Steve Says:

    :-) I hope it didn't take three hours. I suppose that if I don't see a post within a few days, I'll know.

  2. Alicia_B Says:

    I didn't have to wait long at all! Great job Kimberly! I'll let you give the details of your run. I'm so proud of you!

  3. Jessica Says:

    I can't wait to read about how it turned out! (Although, I'm sure you met your goal.)

  4. craigversion2 Says:

    Loved this post! Please let us know how you did. I just found your blog and subscribed (and I put a link up on mine too!) I just started mine this week but been changing my lifestyle since 9/1. I am trying so hard to get up to the jogging/running thing but I'm still at light jogging/fast walking spot. Can I ask…how long did it take you to be able to run like you do? I'm so envious…I try but my lungs feel like they are going to explode! hehe. CONGRATS on all your success and I can't wait to read your future posts. GOOD LUCK!!!

  5. Kimberly Says:

    Hi Craig – thanks for your comment! It took a long time for me to get where I am with running, but I think that's mostly because I wasn't very consistent with how often I ran. I can do quite a dissertation on my journey from walker to runner and I think others might be interested as well, so I'll work on a post specifically devoted to that. Stay tuned!

    I'm thrilled you're working on changing your lifestyle, and I hope I can continue to inspire you – and others! What's the address of your blog?

  6. craigversion2 Says:

    Yes, PLEASE do that post b/c I would love to read it!! I am a pretty fast walker when I want to be, and can jog in spurts, but I can never see myself “running” even tho I do try…I would love to read how you did it, how long it took, etc. I up the speed on the treadmill and go as long as I can…but sadly it isn't that long at all! :)

    My blog is: http://craigversion2.wordpress.com (It's my first week blogging on there, be gentle…hehe)

  7. Kimberly Says:

    Hi Craig – thanks for your comment! It took a long time for me to get where I am with running, but I think that's mostly because I wasn't very consistent with how often I ran. I can do quite a dissertation on my journey from walker to runner and I think others might be interested as well, so I'll work on a post specifically devoted to that. Stay tuned!

    I'm thrilled you're working on changing your lifestyle, and I hope I can continue to inspire you – and others! What's the address of your blog?

  8. craigversion2 Says:

    Yes, PLEASE do that post b/c I would love to read it!! I am a pretty fast walker when I want to be, and can jog in spurts, but I can never see myself “running” even tho I do try…I would love to read how you did it, how long it took, etc. I up the speed on the treadmill and go as long as I can…but sadly it isn't that long at all! :)

    My blog is: http://craigversion2.wordpress.com (It's my first week blogging on there, be gentle…hehe)

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