Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Running Behind

Remember how I wrote about a track workout a few weeks ago. And how I said I typically go out too ambitious and die by the end of the workout. So, I've done that again. Been a little too ambitious.

I've wanted to run another half marathon for awhile now. At least since I recovered from the marathon I ran a couple of years ago and decided I never wanted to do that again. Even then I thought that half the distance was totally doable, and maybe up to 20 miles, but anything after that was crazy. I haven't changed my mind on that either. Half marathon good. Marathon not good.

Before that marathon. Trust me. No one wants to see the after photos. 

My problem is I can't ever decide which half marathon to run. Even when a friend signed up for a half in November, I was all, "I don't know . . ." And then it was too late to sign up because the race was full, so I signed up for the 5k that same day. I had plenty of time to train for 3 miles, and that's what I was doing on the track that day.

And then I took a break from running when I went to Guatemala. And now I've been back for over a week and haven't gotten completely back on my training plan (or sleeping schedule, or life schedule for that matter). But get this. My friend decided she didn't have enough time to train for the half marathon either. So she asked me if I wanted to switch with her. I'd run the half and she'd run the 5k in my place. You know what I said, don't you?

I'm not sure if I'm a really good friend, or a glutton for punishment. I now have less than 5 weeks to train for 13 miles. I have a new plan. And already a skipped my first workout. I'll attempt to keep you posted on how this goes. Things could get interesting around here.