Thursday, April 03, 2008

I have a confession to make

I'm just going to say it now.

I'm a big fat wimp.

The big 10K that I've been registered for months in is on Saturday. And I've decided not to run it.

Usually I'm all into it. I train regularly, I'm excited about it, and it becomes an obsession. But not this year. I'm not sure if it was the bronchitis, the ongoing hip issues, or just all the other BS that I've been dealing with since January - but my heart just isn't in it. Not to mention it's supposed to rain on Saturday and running on wet cobblestones is just asking to ruin thousands of dollars in dental work. I'm just sayin'.

I look at people like Tree and Gretchen and Maven and Esmerelda and wonder how they do it. How do they stay dedicated? How do they keep on going even with everything else going on in their lives?

I was. Once. And I'm having a real struggle this year.

There's another 10K coming up in slightly over a month. My friend April is talking about doing it with me. It's a small race, one I did about 2 years ago and almost risked death running on a busy road.

It was fun, though. And I really need something to motivate me to get off the couch again. Swimsuit season is coming, y'all, and the thought of my flabby behind in a swimsuit is about to kill me.

So it's $15 to join the local Road Runners Club. And $15 to run the race if they still have spots left. I think I can't use money as an excuse.

It's just me. And I need to get over it.

And hey, anyone who wants to venture my way and run it with me, drop me an email at buildermama at gmail dot com and let me know. It's the Sunday after Mother's Day.....


Esmerelda said...



It's like breathing.

Gretchen said...

One foot in front of the other.

To even lump me in the same group as Tree is a huge compliment.

Good luck on the upcoming run!

Tree said...

I think you should do it. I need some motivation mysels, so let's do it!

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I'm with the ladies in that I know you can do it!! BUT! This comes from the lazy-ass who would never even register, so I understand if you skip it too. HA! ;)