Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Wish Cast wednesday

The dare filled Jamie asked us this glorious Wednesday, What do you wish to dare yourself?
Alright then, I'll answer. It is a dare after all. Well I have been daring myself a wee bit everyday.
As I am running the race for life in July for cancer research, I have got to start training. Now, believe you me, I am not the sporty type as such. I walk everywhere, climb trees and rocks as such, but if you put me in a gym I will clam up and start rocking back and forth when witnessing a treadmill with millions of other people surrounding the place. ( What? I have issues OK?)

My diet also left a lot to be desired. Three cans of coke and a packet of chocolate biscuits do not suffice for dinner.
But, I do have access on my very doorstep a beautiful promenade to run up and down with the sea beside me and the sun shining. So about two weeks ago, I squeezed into my now moth riddled running gear and stepped outside. I looked up to where I was going to run to. Not too far, i thought and proceeded to jog. Five minutes later I was being escorted back home by two lovely passersby while I limped about saying, " This is never happened to me before, i am normally such a great runner!" Liar. liar, pants on fire.

So after having a good chat with big fella, about stretches, good music to run to and a sports bra, (that was my problem first time, I think i tripped over them) I started my training again. You know what, after the first week of huffing and puffing and not running very far, I have found my self improving. I can run up and two the whole promenade without stopping! I am extremely proud of myself and has given me that extra ommp! to get better. I actually listen to James Brown when running, just when I feel myself flagging and think "can't go on, cant go on" James picks up and says, "Come on, with your bad self!" and I do! James keeps me going! God knows what the neighbour's think when I jogging past their gardens screaming to my self " Get up on this!!" but it is my way of keeping going!
I have also dared myself to take on some dance lessons. My trapeze lessons have finished, so I want to be Beyonce now. I keep watching her music video "All the single ladies" and want to be her. But I tried it the first time and Big fella walked into the living one evening to find with me in the spilts position and could not move from it. I had been there half an hour. So dance lessons are next on my dare list. altogether now "woah, oh,oh oh ,oh, if you like it then you shoulda putta ring on it!" Have a lovely week, and I need to prepare now with some stretches and a run! What do you wish for today? Go on, I dare ya!

19 comments:

Sarah said...

As Claire wishes for herself, I wish for her also!!
Giggle..whoot...LOVE YOU!! Am blowing coffee out my nose! Girl you just LET FLY with the James Brown...so wish I could be there to run with you..of course I would be tripping over mine too - snort - but laughing all the way!! Good for you hon!!!!!!
Hugs and love, Sarah

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My dear, if you think you're tripping over them now (at 30), wait until you're my age! Great post, LOL!

Rudee said...

I wish I head breasts I could trip over. My itsy-bitsy bosom just sort of sits there. I only wear a bra to keep them warm!

You've made me laugh this morning, and all before my coffee. THat's not an easy thing to do!

Have fun training. Hope you can locate a good breast wrangler.

the wild magnolia said...

What can I say, you go girl, things are looking up! Bravo and thanks for encouraging the rest of us.

Karen D said...

As You wish for herself, so I wish for her also.. Here is to finding a great sports bra! ;-)
May you find much joy!

Feithline said...

As Claire wishes for herself, I wish for her also!

inkgrrl said...

As Claire wishes for herself, I wish for her also!

inkgrrl said...

As Claire wishes for herself, so I wish for her also - including a fabulous sports bra!!

Alisha said...

Claire, you are too funny!

As Claire wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

Suzie Ridler said...

As Claire wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

You are truly daring to move aren't you? Move, run, get the blood moving, how inspiring. Go for it.

Lis said...

As Claire wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Reading this, there is no doubt this is a dare you have nailed!

and yes, giggling away over here :)

Jennifer said...

Oh you've made me laugh!
Wish I could dare to move and run with you...

As Claire wishes for herself, so do I also wish for her with all my heart!

Mark said...

You had me cracking up reading this post. Yes, dance lessons next, I suggest Salsa. My wife and I took them a few years back and have been dancing up a storm ever since. You'll need to take big fella with you.

Sarah Lulu said...

Run Claire run!!! Yeaaaahhh.

As Claire wishes for herself I so lovingly wish this for her also. xx

Dede said...

As Claire wishes for herself, I so wish for her also.

You are to funny! Love the sports bra. LOL Dance lessons will be so much fun, ask Big Fella to go with you.

(((HUGS)))

Gemel said...

I needed a good laugh, thank you what a fab post.

I have a list like yours, and unlike you I still haven't begun to work my way through it yet x

faerwillow said...

~you are a riot my dear...i can't stop laughing and am right there with you on the tripping thing! i dare you to keep moving forward and accomplishing your goals...what spirit you have...as Claire wishes for herself so I wish for her too...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As Claire wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Sarah said...

Just popping by to tell you Happy birthday! Dear Claire I hope you have a divine one!! Even though I am almost 20 years older than you...I think of you as a dear friend! Someday when I get over the pond..I would love to meet you for some tea and those lovely scones!! Hugs and love, Sarah