The Scene of the Crime

I haven’t run in nearly two months. I think the last time I really ran was the 5k I did at the beginning of September… you know, the one at which I finally broke 30 minutes. (I’m still proud of that one!)

Tomorrow, I’m getting back on that horse. I have a run date scheduled with my old running buddy, J-Roc. I’m a little nervous about it since it’s been so long. I feel like I’m completely out of shape these days and I’m afraid I’ve lost all of my endurance and I’ll have to walk every two minutes. If that happens, J-Roc, you have my apologies.

There’s another reason I’m a little nervous about this particular run. I realize this is probably silly, but it is what it is.

We’re running in the same park I was in a few months ago when someone called me a “fat bitch” out the window of their car. Again, I know this is probably a silly thing to still be thinking about since that happened in June, but prior to that girl, I hadn’t dealt with that sort of ridicule in about 50 pounds. And now that I’m a bit out of shape, I’m feeling a little self conscious and I’m afraid I’ll be bullied again.

Ha – I feel silly just typing that!

Silly or not, if I’m the victim of another drive-by defamation, I will chase down the vehicle in question and give the offender a well-deserved beat down.

We’ll call it speed training.

2 Responses to “The Scene of the Crime”

  1. Sue Says:


    The hell with her! Only people who have no pride in themselves say those kinds of awful things!

    You are an incredibly talented and amazing person whether you run 1 mile or 10! Don’t get down because you haven’t been running – when you look at the past few months ask yourself if it was feasible to do everything you have been doing and still run what you “supposedly should be running”. By the way, I’ve been running for over 10 years now and I’ve learned that the amount I should be running is the amount that I can run without sacrificing my health and my fun! Life is up and down so it is only fair to say that your running routine will follow the same pattern.

    When you step out there tomorrow, remember every inch you run is for you – no one else!
    And if you see that girl again, writie down her license plate because I’m gonna grab Tracy and we’re gonna kick her ass! Keep at it girl! I’m proud of you! Love, Sue

  2. Kimberly Says:

    Thanks so much, Sue! I know you’re right about the amount you “should” be running. I’m trying not to be too hard on myself for letting all of the endurance I built up slip through my fingers. I’ll get it back!