I have a confession. I’ve signed up for half marathons 4 times now and have yet to run a single one. Three times I’ve signed up for the Flying Pig Half here in Cincinnati and I was peer pressured to sign up for the Chicago Half under the guise of a fun trip with friends. Last year I ridiculously thought I was going to run the Flying Pig 6 days before my wedding – as if I didn’t have enough stress in planning a wedding while being out of town Monday-Thursday every week for work. I lucked out last year though, it was ridiculously hot and they allowed you a heat deferral and thus I am signed up for the Flying Pig (for free…kinda) this year for the 4th time.
So this year is the year I’m going to do it. And I want you all to hold me accountable. So far I’m doing a lot better than I have in years past. I started training with a pretty intense running group on January 10th and then realized that I was paying money to run by myself at a time not quite convient to me. So I quit. And now my husband is my new running partner. I was nervous to run with him because he’s run multiple halves and the Flying Pig Full a couple of years ago, but he’s been super gracious with me and runs as long as I can run and walks when I need to walk.
I’m not sure I’m ever going to become one of those super intense runners or ever have the desire to run a full. But I can tell you that only after 3 weeks of running I feel much stronger and it constantly amazes me what my body is capable of – my head is my biggest enemy because I am strong enough.
Anyone else starting something they’ve been putting off for awhile??