^^^Back when The Dizzle and I first started dating and I tried to impress him with my athletic skills as we went on a jog in La Jolla. He quickly came to realize that said athletic skills did not exist. Particularly in the running department.^^^
But then something happened. Something that I think is similar to child birth.
I forgot how hard and painful it was and instead, a year and a half later, I'm remembering all of the good parts. Particularly how much food I was able to consume without gaining a single ounce.
I'm also remembering just how good it felt to cross that finish line after so much hard work was put in.
So. This brings me to today's post.
I am officially writing it here so as to ensure my commitment.
I have committed to running another HALF. Not a full. Just a half. 13.1 DOABLE miles. This time, The Dizzle will not be partaking, but instead my good friend Mo will! We've done a few runs together and have realized that we have similar running styles (aka anything faster than a 10 minute mile is laughable). So when Mo asked if I wanted to run the Rock and Roll HALF marathon, I was like welllllllllllllllll, no not really.
But then I thought about it some more and I remembered that time The Dizz and I ran that one half marathon during our training and you know, actually, it really wasn't that bad! It was kind of a breeze. (Kind of. Sort of.) If you think about it, it's basically 2 hours (and some odd minutes) of straight running in your life and then you're DONE. Finished! No more!
I can do it! We can do it! We're going to do it!
Marathon is April 6! A little over 3 months away.
Here's the schedule I'm following just in case any of you crazies out there want to train along!
So, you see, it's really not too terrible, especially if you have someone holding you accountable. It's just about making the commitment and going for it!
And I think it's a great way to kickstart this New Year of 2014. You know, commitment making and all of that shit. I'm pretty excited for this year. I have a feeling it's going to be another one for the books!