So a funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
No wait, that's not right...but a funny thing did happen! My youngest son and I have signed up to do the Jingle Bell 5k on December 8. However, my son doesn't want to walk it. He wants to run. I. have. never. run. a. day. in. my. life. Even in gym class, I'd walk the laps. Sure I'd run the bases for softball or dodge ball, but to run...as in any distance? Nope. Hasn't happened. All that being said, if my son wants to run, then by golly we're going to run. Right?
Tonight, he and I headed to the YMCA so we could practice running. I figured I'd let him "school me" on what needs to be done since he ran cross country this fall. And I figured it would give him an extra boost of encouragement. He had us start by walking a couple of laps, then we stretched. Next, he told me that we'd jog two laps and walk a lap and continue that pattern for 30 minutes. (Sounds like he knew what he was doing, huh?) So, this non-runner started to jog. One lap. Two laps. Okay...now I can walk. By this time my son is way ahead of me, which is fine. And then it was time to jog again. I take off, upping my pace just slightly when half way around the track I noticed something didn't seem right. No really...it didn't seem right at all. I checked and Oh. My. Goodness! I had literally jogged right out of my sports bra!!!!!
No, I am not kidding. The "girls" had decided to run free. I don't know if it's the fact that I'm new to the whole sports bra thing that kind of causes a uni-boob anyway or if I'm not wearing the right size or didn't have it securely in place. Nonetheless I cannot even begin to tell you how glad I am that there was absolutely no one around me on the track when this realization hit me! As nonchalantly as I could, I quickly folded my arms across my now sagging...well...yeah....and hurried down the stairs and into the locker room where I "fixed" the situation. I will say that I was not embarrassed enough to quit. I went back to the track and jogged a few more laps. I did continue to check on the girls, and they must have learned their lesson as they didn't try to escape any more!
So there you have it folks. The ugly truth. The funny truth. The embarrassing truth. I definitely didn't see this coming!
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14