I just realized that I never really talked about WHY I want to participate in these crazy long races! So I guess I should do that.
This was the Big Race. The race I started training for in March, the race that scared me into running more regularly than I had since I trained for a 10K back in 2005 – the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk.
I haven’t been running enough. Like, at all. I can blame the weather, the wind, my energy levels, my stupid training plan (it is too ambitious, I think), but really, fundamentally, I just haven’t been feeling it. And I need to get on the stick.
I love how proud I feel when I’m done, how accomplished, how strong.
Maybe writing about my exercise attempts again will help me actually stick with it. I hear goals are helpful things!
Tweet I’ve been doing better on the training side. Less better on the fundraising side, but I’ve got plans! For when I come back from vacation. Yeah, I’m worried about the vacation and training. It’s hard enough to get motivated when I’m home and comfy and in a routine. Weekends …
I managed to be forty minutes late to the training session this morning, which was a bummer. There was this huge accident on the GW Parkway – it required a crane, y’all. Clearly my attempt to train with the group was doomed. I also couldn’t remember the name of the place I was looking for by the time I got there (yes, I’m lame. Shut up), so I turned around and went home.
Tweet Long journeys start with one step, they say. I guess I’ve taken the first one now, signing up with Team in Training to compete in the St. Anthony’s Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s terrifying, and exhilerating, and I’m not sure exactly how I feel beyond that. Excited, I …