The Good Old Days
Remember when you were young and prone to doing irresponsible things like drunk dialing? Well on Saturday night after a few glasses of wine I decided to run the Seattle Rock and Roll Half Marathon. I think my 21 year old self just rolled her eyes so hard she tipped over, excuse me while I go give her a hand.
Oh, also: What in the hell was I thinking?
Forget that, how about we start with what I am thinking right now: Registration is non-refundable/transferable. I guess this girl is going to learn how to run.
It made sense at the time (as most things do after a few glasses of Tempranillo). You see Garrett and I LOVE Seattle and were looking for an excuse to go back this year. Plus we happened to be planning not only vacations for the year but also the races we wanted to challenge ourselves to run. So it just seemed… um, efficient? And we signed up.
And then the wine buzz wore off I began to panic.
Presently I’m not a total tragedy, I completed a 5k in November so I know I can run 3 miles. I’m CrossFitting 4 days a week so my endurance is always getting a good hard work out. But I’m almost certain I won’t be able to run the other 10 on adrenaline so that is where I need you come in. I mean I guess this is where I need Hal Higdon to come in too, but with 24 weeks to prepare I am less worried about the running part and more worried about other random abstract things.
*How can I make sure I don’t injure myself like a dork?
*Any of you Primal/Paleo folks ever do this? I’m sort of in a talespin because I have just finally gotten to a point where my diet feels intuitive and now I’m adding running 16+ miles every week. What the hell do I eat?
*Running tights. What do they do, exactly? And how lumpy and offensive will my legs look in them? Does this matter? Do you get panty lines?
*Do I really need to fork over $128 for a Garmin while I’m training? Talk to me.
*Music or No Music?
*Any other insider tips?
I remember a while back Linda wrote a post (maybe it was on her personal blog) about making shirts with your name on them so people can cheer you on and I LOVE ideas like this. I don’t even know what I don’t know. Tell me more, people!
Or better yet tell me you are going to run this race too. Or that you feel like vacationing in Seattle this summer while also pushing yourself to run a race. I’ve talked 4 other friends into it so far. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a Seattle Bodies in Motivation Happy Hour? We could all get so buzzed that we sign up for Iron Man!
Who’s with me?