It seems like I have been doing lots of running these days, but yet I feel like I am going nowhere. But I guess that’s probably because the kind of running I’ve been doing isn’t the kind of running I SHOULD BE doing.
So, what type of running should I be doing? Well, the kind that is going to get me into shape for my first race of the season. A couple of months ago, I got the bright idea to sign my husband and I up for the Lucky 7 race in the Twin Cities. Runners can either compete in the Lucky 7K, which is a little more than 4 miles, or the Lucky Triple 7K, which is roughly a half-marathon or a little more than 13 miles.
Nope, I did not sign us up for the half marathon. Seriously? Did you really think I would? Not a chance. To be real honest with you all, I don’t ever have the intention of running a half or a full marathon. Neither of these races really trip my trigger. I am not knocking either of these distance races, but I just don’t have the desire to do more than a 10K.
For those half-marathoners and marathoners out there, I give you so much credit. You all deserve a big huge KUDOS! Seriously, you people amaze me. Especially those who keep doing these types of races over and over and over again. I commend you on your discipline, energy and drive. Give yourselves a pat on the back.
I am not sure what it is about the distance running for me, but it just doesn’t sound appealing. For me, the shorter distance races are much more manageable. Or at least I hope they will be this year. I will have to say, though, I am tremendously nervous about this first race. I haven’t done any type of running – inside or outside – since the beginning of November. I thought by signing us up that I would kick it into gear.
I haven’t. But I know I need to.
The countdown is on….I have just 67 more days until the race….that’s a little more than nine and a half weeks. YIKES! If only there were more than 24 hours in a day!