I Did Something Stupid…I Agreed to RunFebruary 13, 2014
Anyone who knows me knows I hate to run, give me 2 wheels and pedals any single day of the week.
But, I decided to challenge myself in 2014 and therefore, I’m going to do just that. I agreed to run a (hilly) half marathon down in Bloomington at the beginning of April. It’s going to (really) hurt, and it’s only about 7 weeks (oh shit!) away.
I had a buddy who was looking to recruit some people to run this half with him–and I foolishly agreed. I always seem to foolishly agree when it comes to running.
Now, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the weather has sucked to run in recently, which means I’m effectively starting from scratch with training for this thing. I also refuse to run on the hamster wheel known as a treadmill, so I’m being needy and demanding good weather for the next 7 weeks so I can log in some miles.
My last long run was 9 miles, in Santa Monica, on December 28th. It’s been a while.
I’ve run 1 1/2 marathon, a month before my wedding, and it was suicide style (I hadn’t run in 4 months previous to this, and I was a bit hungover after an evening of Triple de Ripples from Brugge). I also ran a 1/4 trail marathon the day after getting back from St. Lucia last August.
This is going to suck. But I’m up for a challenge.