Last week I finally lost my thin grip on sanity! At least, that’s what I’m thinking right now during my moment of quiet contemplation. I made two important decision: run in a half marathon and sign up to start my Masters program. Why is this crazy? One, I hate running because I am not good at it! As for my Masters program, great idea but I would have to squeeze that in with my crazy schedule.
My brilliant idea started a couple of months ago after a conversation with two of my co-workers who I was trying to persuade to go to the gym with me. I told them it would be a great idea if we run in a marathon because then it would force us to go work out consistently and they agreed. After speaking with them, I decided to run the idea by my principal who has done a full marathon before and she thought it was an awesome idea and that she would help us train. She even loan us a book on running.
Now it’s May and my principal and I and three other co-workers have all registered for the America’s Finest City Half Marathon in San Diego this August. I can’t back out of it now since I have already made the commitment. The idea that I am going to do a half marathon is frightening and nerve wrecking, but exciting because it will be a physical and mental challenge for me. At least my marathon is short compared to the breast cancer walk my little sister is going to do which is 60 miles in three days! She is trying to raise 2200 for the Breast Cancer Society.
I am getting ready for it by cross training, doing yoga, running and biking so I can work out all my muscles. I am going to try my hardest to finish in the three hour frame they set for us. I hope I don’t get trample by all those professional runners!
If anybody would love to participate in this marathon in beautiful San Diego here is the link: