Dusting off the Running Gear

Yesterday I made a big forward step in my physical goals. I registered to run in the Provo City Pioneer Day 5K race. It has been a long time since I did any consistent running. I used to joke that I had put in 7 good years of exercise during Jr High & high school and that earned me 7 years of good health without any exercise at all. Since I graduated in May of 2001 my 7 free years of health are over and it is now time I begin looking out for number one again so that I can in turn be a greater steward over my family, work, callings, etc.
This morning was my first run and it was really mean. I wasn't sure if I should take my dog with me or not concerned she might not be able to keep up but she really embarrassed me. I'm glad to know however that she will be able to go run with me since I like the company and she needs the exercise.
The picture is of a painting that my mom gave me several years ago.

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  1. Ami Paulsen on June 28, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Don’t worry. Holly embarrasses me all the time by here mere existence.

  2. Linda G. Paulsen on June 28, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Once you discover an exercise you enjoy it’s criminal not to do it, in my opinion. So High-Ho Silver, Away! And may the force push you from behind!
    ps Until you’re around 75, golfing just doesn’t qualify as exercise, really. (also in my opinion)

  3. Shannon on June 28, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Personally, I can’t think of an exercise I enjoy but I do like to be in shape so I believe in it anyway. Way to go Jacob! (I do however feel jealous that you are so skinny without having exercised for 7 years.)

  4. Eric on June 30, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I work the opposite way. I figure if I don’t exercise for the first 70 years, then I will exercise for the next 70 and be fine. By this strategy I won’t have to work out until long after I’m dead. Pretty smart no?

  5. Katy on June 30, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    run run little man

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