Thursday, March 25, 2010

What am I getting myself into?

With all the running I've done in my past, you'd think that I wouldn't be scared with the thought of signing up for a race. Well, I am. Maybe it's because I'm not sure how my body will be after KLM is born. Maybe because I haven't even jogged 10 feet since September. But here I am, ready to pull the trigger on not one, but TWO half marathons in the fall! TWO!!! Am I that crazy to think I can get in somewhat good shape to be able to finish them? You know, a year and a half ago, I did two races in two weeks. Now, the concept just blows my mind. Granted these are month apart from each other but still.

So which two races am I thinking about torturing myself with? First is the Santa Barbara 1/2 Marathon on November 6, 2010. I guess they race the same time as the marathon does so it makes me feel better that I don't have to rush. It also makes me feel better that I can get at least one race in before my next birthday! :)

The next race is L.A. County Half Marathon on December 12, 2010. At first I was thinking of doing Rock-n-Roll Vegas but don't think it's worth all the money and time spent. I like this since it's a bit scenic-y and the time limit is pretty easy to do. I could walk the whole thing and still finish!

So, should I do it and throw my running shoes into the ring... even if my running shoes are sitting in the closet, collect dust? While I'm asking random questions, I have another one, why do I think signing up for these races will make me work out post KLM? Do I really need to have deadlines to do something? Okay, don't answer the last one, I can honestly say, that the answer is a resounding yes.

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1 comment:

Linda said...

It's good to have a goal. And even if you walk it at least you'll get out and do something. Good for your mind and body.