It's hard to believe that July is almost over. I'm sure that everyone melting all over the country is oh-so-ready for fall, and considering it is my favorite season, I can't say I disagree. However. Where has 2011 gone? It's more than half over, and I don't know if I have even accomplished anything.
I guess I can run now, but let's just say that I haven't ran at all in an entire week. If you want to get real, today marks 8 days since I laced up my running kicks and hit the road. EIGHT DAYS. I am embarrassed by this fact and it's not made any easier by the fact that I have a 10k on Saturday. I have only ever run 4 miles at one time, so 6.2 seems a little daunting.
Mind over matter, right?
I'm going to have to channel a Jedi master for this one, I think.
In all seriousness, I'm mad at myself for making excuses. Well, yes, it was too hot to run and the humidity did me no favors on the two days I did run while I was in Michigan. But still. I am a runner. I should not be held back by 90+ degree weather or a thunderstorm or two.
And there's more.
I can't pretend like the 10k is the only run weighing on my mind. See, two weeks ago I got to thinking about my original running goal from January (the one where I thought I'd be able to run a full marathon by now) and I realized registration was still open for the 2011 American Discovery Trail Marathon and Half Marathon. I'm no fool (ha!) and I know for sure I couldn't do the full 26.2, but what about the half? I could most certainly do that, right?
Well, honestly, it's probably a silly idea.
But I signed up anyway.
My rationale to myself was that it was only $45, and now I'm regretting my decision. I don't know why I felt like 13.1 miles was a good idea. It was an impulse buy, and not a very good one.
Have you ever signed up for something (a race, a conference, another event) and later realized it might not have been the best choice? How did you resolve the issue with yourself?
I don't want to give up, but I also don't want to push myself to the point of stupidity either. Would love to hear your take on this.
Note: Running Off the Reese inspired my photos. Check out her blog here.