I Gave In.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I totally caved, though probably not what your expecting. Maintenance is going great! What I've given in to is running races. For so long I've been totally against paying to run. I run for myself. I don't run to prove anything to anyone else besides me. But the racing bug has bit. It bit first when I ran a relay race. It was fun and the feeling of accomplishment was amazing. Then it bit again when I ran, and MURDERED a 10k. Crossing the finish line just feels great. Don't get me wrong, everyday I run I feel like Im metaphorically crossing some kind of finish line but to truly cross a finish line literally is a different feeling all together. It's nice to have people cheering for you when you finish, although I'd be lying if I said I didn't occasionally, ok all the time, give myself a little cheer after every run. So I registered to run my first half marathon in May!! I'm beyond excited. A little nervous, the furthest I've run to date is 10.3 miles without stopping, but I feel like another 3 won't be too bad. I'm hoping to not just finish it but give a good effort to get around a 9 min/mile pace.
So there it is. I bow down to the racing gods and accept this lifestyle as my own.