Wait! For fun- everyone in the ER runs marathons???
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I work in an Emergency room. When I started there, I was so excited to be working with people who are my age and enjoy the same things. I was mistaken.
Working in THIS ER is weird. No one goes out drinking. No one parties on the weekend. No one plans vacations or trips together. No one goes to the casino. Everyone runs marathons.
5k's. 10k's. Tough Mudders. Dirty Girls. Warrior Dash. Color runs. I've seen sign up sheets all over the ER for these events. These people even travel hundreds of miles to run. It blows my mind and I have never been around people who enjoy running for fun as much as these adrenaline junkies do.
Needless to say- Me being a chain smoking, sedentary, obese, alcoholic, gambler has it's draw backs in this environment.
So I did it. I signed up for Foam Fest. It is a 5k (Not too bad, right?) It has similar obstacles as a Tough Mudder but there is a boat load of foam. We are driving all the way up to Buffalo to do this. Our team is The Toe Taggers. I don't necessarily enjoy the name because it sounds like we kill people and not fix people. There is at least 10 people on this team and counting.
I am a nervous wreck! I don't run! I hardly walk briskly. So this is the challenge that I have set up for myself. I am going to be 29 this year. Maybe if I set a fitness goal (which is something I have never done) as opposed to weight loss goals, I will feel better and maybe even start to enjoy exercise.
So..... here goes nothing