News Headline: Emma Van Wagoner's running a half-marathon! Saaaay whaaat?
That's right. And the amazing Natasha Peatross is helping me do it.
She's beautiful, smart, adorable, and seriously the sweetest girl you'll ever meet. And I love her so much.
This morning was day 1 of training: Running in the canyon.
Our goal was to run 2 miles. However, a 1/4 mile into it I thought I was going to d-i-e! (Gosh, it is so embarrassing how outta shape I am) But wonderful Natasha walked with me until I felt I could run again. Which would be never, except she's excellent at mind tricks:
N: "Let's run to that tree up there, and then we'll take another break."
E: **running running, panting panting** almost there.
N: "We can make it to the bend up ahead, come on."
E: **mmm, I guess...**
N:"Well, look, that pavilion isn't too far off, let's run to it and then we'll really stop.
N:"Hey, there's another pavilion, let's go!"
(at this point I'm literally screaming out loud.)
N: "Put stress on your body, it can take it! It will adapt! That's what Jillian Michaels always says."
E:**I haaaate Jillian Michaels!!**
N: "OK, that's good."
E:**bent over, seeing stars**
(** = my thoughts. Running and talking? Not.Possible.)
Meet Natasha. She's my favorite:
And together, we're running a half-marathon in August. With baby on board :)