Monday, January 12, 2009

You're not trying to Dot the I ~ Sean Dargen

A few months ago I joined a support group for fat girls who are honestly working on losing weight. These women have been so supportive and have really helped me stay on course. I am still 43 pounds down. I have hit a bit of a plateau with loss but at least I am still losing inches!

Well, a few weeks ago someone brought up the idea we should all start running. WHAT? I don't run! Even if someone was going to kill me I wouldn't run. I would tell them to just kill me because there is no point in them chasing me because I don't run! But since others are going to suffer with me I decided to give it a go.

Supposedly you can learn how to run a 5K in 2-3 months. I am thinking it is going to take me 6 months because I don't know how to run. I swear to god! I haven't run since I was in college. If you can call sprinting with high heels in hand to the Billabong to do shots before the bar closes running. Anyhoo, I started running toe to heel and Sean told me that was wrong. He said I need to really try to run heel to toe. Well, I look like the worlds biggest idiot. I was trying to run heel to toe and some how started swinging my arms up in front of me while leaning backwards and kind of kicking my legs. Sean got freaking hysterical and informed me "Michelle, you aren't trying to dot the I!!" He then went back to laughing so hard he couldn't breathe. "Dotting the I" is a tradition with The Ohio State Marching Band where a 4th-5th year sousaphone player marches out to dot the i of the word Ohio. Now for those of you who don't know what "dotting the i" means here is a quick video. The dotting starts at 1:42

I am a huge dork.


Dale said...

Oh, that's hilarious!

Good luck with the running.

Stephani said...


I have several friends who have done the Couch to 5K program and it has really worked in starting to run. At least one friend has run a couple of 5K's now. Don't worry if it takes longer than the 2-3 months from what they say it is worth. I can't stand running and think my boobs are too big to actually do it, but maybe after the baby is born.

Stephani said...

Several of my friends have done the couch to 5K program and it has worked great. I think my boobs are just too big to take up running, but maybe after the baby is born.

Tamara said...

You crack me up! I thought I was the only one who ran like a dork! Seriously...I like to run at night so nobody can see me :)

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