Monday, May 04, 2015
Yesterday I woke up at 4 and grumbled to myself that I didn't want to run the half marathon I had signed up for. I was tired and a bit achy. I contemplated ditching my friends and enjoying my Sunday in bed. Somewhere in my head a little voice said "just go!". I battle it out with myself all the time..this voice won yesterday. I got up out of bed and got ready. I knew the plan was to go lay out by the pool at my friends house after. Sitting in the hot tub after was my motivation. The friends picked me up at 5, and I grumbled that I didn't feel up to it. They gave me some "you can do it" pep talk... And next thing you know I'm at the starting line. There is something great about the energy of 1000s of healthy people waiting to start a race. I started to feel excited too. I am not fast. I have little short hamster like legs and I do run-walk intervals. Some of my friends run gracefully like a gazelle. I'm more like a dachshund. I'm not going to share my time, but it was a personal record for me... "Just get to the hot tub". The only person I need to beat is me yesterday, and I won!
Then I sat in the hot tub (with my medal)!