Next Saturday, I’ll be running a half marathon. That’s 13 miles. 13. Could there be an unluckier number than that?? I really wish I had trained more for this. All my life I’ve wanted to be a runner, but never felt it was in the cards. I started trying to run more last year and I think 2.5 miles was the most I ever did. This year, I ran a full 3.2 miles without stopping. And when I did stop, it felt weird and I just started running again. That particular day, I ran a total of 6.5 miles. I can honestly say I’ve never in my entire life walked nor run that far before. But it’s only half way to a half marathon.
Today, I finished 7.2 miles in about an hour and 25 minutes. Not too shabby. The only reason I stopped was because my iphone was dying. And it started to rain, but mostly the iphone. So far 7.2 miles is the longest distance I have ever run. Ever. I did ride my bike 80 miles one day, but that was a lot of sitting and so much easier than this…
Even though I feel I’m not quite ready physically, I’m totally ready mentally. My life has been lacking a sense of accomplishment lately. I need something to reenergize me. Something to get me back on track to feeling like I can do anything again. I know that on race day, I cannot procrastinate crossing the finish line. I have 3.5 hours to complete the race and I’m going to do it.
Have you been in an accomplishment rut? What have you been trying to finish? How do you break that cycle? I’d love to hear about it.