Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'll Huff and I'll Puff..

Why do I make lofty goals and then tell family and friends about the goal and then blog about the goal and then pay money to achieve the goal and then realize I'll look stupid if I quit the goal? I will have to learn one of these days to just keep my mouth closed!

Goal: Bryce Canyon Half Marathon on July 19th

I realize I probably won't be able to run the entire race. It's hard to go from sedentery sloth to road runner in the short amount of time I have left. I'm secretly hoping to contract a case of malaria or some other insidious ailment on July 18th so that I won't have to royally embarrass myself in front of the hundreds of fit n' fabulous runners.

What if I can't finish the race due to the wheezing and snorting that I experienced today while running? Well, it was actually more like walking. Okay, I slogged! If you don't know what slogging looks like - come with me tomorrow and I'll give you a show. Prepare to see me wearing my signature black, breathing like I haven't inhaled oxygen for at least 10 years, and hobbling like a crippled water buffalo. It's not pretty. And who knew that my face could turn 12 different shades of red in the course of 45 minutes?

Getting out of my comfort zone is proving difficult. I will not give up!! No sir-eee! I might complain, gripe, whine, and spit...but I suppose I'll keep slogging along.