WAITING FOR THE POT TO BOIL (PART II)

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Get In Shape Girl, You Know The Feeling!!!

Does anyone remember the "Get In Shape Girl" products? I had one of those sticks with the long ribbons attached to it, and at age 10 I believed I was good enough to get into the next Olympics. I knew exactly one trick. What can I say, I was raised with a very healthy self-esteem. Which is coming in very handy right now since I am feeling pretty crappy about being so very out of shape. I was thinking about how excited I am to start this new fad I heard about, called "Jogging." It may be pronounced with a soft "J" like "Yogging," I'm not sure. Then I recalled the last time I tried yogging. Let us travel back in time to the Halloween 5K of 1999. Not only were they packing up all the finish line ribbons and banners when I finally gasped my way in, I was passed, somewhere around the midway point by a six year old wearing a cape. As I valiantly attempted to catch up to him, he yelled out, "No way lady!" And left me eating his dust. My wonderful Dad who is an Ultra-Marathon runner, left me to run laps around the course, while he waited for me to finish. I can only assume this was partly because he was cramping up from running so slow, partly boredom and a large part of embarassment. So, I can only home that this years attempt is more successful. Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it.

2 comments:

Dooneybug said...

I totally had one of those ribbons and the tape that taught you what to do!! Why can't we still do that, it'd be a hoot?

Good luck with finding something you enjoy!

Kate said...

That is too funny. I remember those but never had any. I found the song from the commercial here: http://www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~kbrow01/tv4.htm