Monday, May 3, 2010

Oh Sh*t! I Must Be Crazy

It's been a while. I know. Don't judge me. I'm in school. I can't help that school is supposed to take priority over blogging. Weird, I know. Anyways, I'm here and that's what should matter, right? I didn't fall off a cliff and I'm not in a coma somewhere. I'm just lazy when it comes to blogging. Eh. Oh well... that's me.

I have some exciting news. Ok, exciting might be the wrong word. I have some shocking, scary, confused, [you can fill in the blank] news:


Let that marinate for a minute.... Done yet? I know some of you are thinking that I'm insane (and you're probably right). Not sure if you guys realized that 3 posts ago I was complaining about the half marathon (that I half trained for) with my coworkers I had to run. Yea.... I was complaining the whole time. Haha.

I'm not really sure what inspired me to run a full marathon. I blame Runner's High and my friend R. R convinced me to run in the Big Sur Marathon Relay with her and some others just a little over a week ago. There is just something about the races that gets me all pumped up and wanting to do more. Runner's High can be dangerous. Just a warning to anyone thinking about participating in these kind of races. Also, R emails me the next day (while I'm floating on Runner's High) and asks if I want to run the FULL Big Sur Marathon with her next year. Of course I said yes! I would have said yes to jumping off a bridge at that point (see... Runner's High can be dangerous).

So here I am...committed to running a full marathon next year. Yikes. But I'm not doing this alone. Not only is R gonna be there.... I lassoed my friend D into it too. :o) R lives far away, but I can train with D on a weekly basis. This will be great (or so I think as I'm still floating). D and I have already signed up for a half marathon later this year to have something to look forward to that's not a year away.

The three of us are also reading (or have already read) The Nonrunners Marathon Guide for Women by Dawn Dais. This book is HILARIOUS! I recommend it to any women. It reminds me that my goal is just to finish and I'm not the only one going through these running woes (I don't know if I mentioned before that I don't actually enjoy long distance running...yea....). Seriously, read it.

Yep. That's it. May God be with us.