Tell ya somethin’ ya didn’t already know, right? 😆
While there are many reasons on any given day to illustrate this point, today it has to do with my thinking. As in, the stuff banging around in my head the few weeks.
Now that it’s getting cooler (in theory) and surely by the time November rolls around it should be cooler yet, I’m seriously thinking about entering a race. I could start with a 2k, or even a 5k. I checked the race schedule, and the only thing coming up is either a 20k, 10k or 2k. Dearie me.
I’m thinking about the 10k.
I must be crazy, because the last time I did any competitive racing was when I was running cross-country in high school. And now I want to start back with a 10k? Yep. Ca-ra-zy.
Doing a marathon has *never* been on my bucket list. I might accidentally complete one (just not all at one time), but it’s not something I aspire to. I haven’t been feeling that good long enough to justify thinking about killing myself over something silly like a run.
I was really looking for a 5k, though. The more I got to thinking, the more I think that a 10k is not out of the realm of possibilities. I regularly run 5 miles. A 5k is 3.1 miles. That means a 10k (for all you math whizzes out there) is only 6.2 miles. I would have no problem doing that. Nope, not a problem in the least, especially since there is a month to really prepare.
Thing is, though, I need someone to train with- outside. I know y’all are shocked. Given my limitations with the heat, and mostly where my health is concerned, I am a treadmill runner. Now that my pain seems to be mostly under control and because it’s getting cooler, I don’t think it would be an issue to get back outside and start training, but I need someone to train with (mostly, to have the ability to call 9-1-1 if need be). If I thought I could get her ready, I would do it with my oldest daughter. I don’t think a month is enough time for her, though.
Do you know anyone?
I figure there are older old geezers out there on race day, and they all end up at the finish line alive- why not me?
Yep. Crazy. I’ll let you know if a return to sanity happens before race day. 😆