Saturday, January 8, 2011


So far I have registered for two of my most important spring races. The Warrior Dash - which I'll run with my brother & The Boilermaker - which I'll run with my college friend "D".

There is often a hesitance when you are first signing up for a race. My friend "KD" was asking me about the warrior dash and she wasn't sure if she wanted to run it or not. I told her she could do it but like me she'd want to train for that first mile of the run which is all uphill. I didn't hesitate to sign up for the warrior dash. I'm prepared to be muddy, prepared to climb over obstacles, and prepared to be absurd.

However, starting my registration for The Boilermaker, well I couldn't help but think. "you are crazy" the entire time I as filling out my registration. It's 9 miles. I've yet to run more than 3.2 miles. I know i've got time, I know i've got the mental ability, I know I'll gain the physical ability. Still, somewhere there is a part of you that thinks - what the hell are you doing? I know once I signed up for the turkey trot and once I told people, I was more dedicated, I worked harder cause there was an end goal.

This summer, there is an end goal. Finishing the Boilermaker in 2 hours 30 minutes or less. Finishing the Warrior Dash in under 52 minutes.

When i started training for the trot I got these grandiose ideas about running The Walt Disney World Half Marathon. One of my grad school friends is actually running both the half & full marathon there right now. Completing the spring race schedule I have planned out would allow me to consider the half marathon next January. It's an idea right now, nothing solid, just an idea.

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