Has anyone seen my cape?

Hello, my name is Kimberly, and I am a reluctant runner. It’s true. I have run many, many miles and even a few races. Some of those miles have been really great, but the majority are simply not. 

I decided in the interest of maintaining my sanity and my knees, I would take the better part of the summer off from all physical activity, doing nothing more strenuous than lifting an ice cream cone to my face. 
I can’t say that my bottom thanks me for it, but all around the break was a good one. This week I’ve begun slowly working my way back up to a respectable weekly mileage. I continue to be amazed at how easy it is to lose endurance when it takes so terribly long to build it up. I’m sure there’s a metaphor for life here, but I’m too tired after my measly four miles to work that one out. 
Last year at this time, I was gearing up to run the NYC Marathon. This year, I want to learn to love running as much as this guy.
Or at least find a disguise that makes me appear like I do.
PS For all of you who feel the same way I do, hop on over to this awesome site. Reluctant Runners Unite!


  • Love this — just what I needed!

  • Hi Kimberly! Long time, no typing. It’s Paula from Minnesota, the bi-polar woman contemplating a move to Switzerland in Spring 2010. We took a slightly less monumental step and are now in the Portland, Oregon, area for the next couple of years while my husband supervises a construction project for his company. We’ve only been here a week and are slowly unpacking. I have a blog now http://twelvetotwentyfour.blogspot.com/ to keep our friends and family connected with what we’re up to. Hope you are getting settled into the school year and best wishes!