You heard it here first.
So why all the "oh I hate running, it makes me so sad" whining to turn around and profess such a grand intention only a few days later?
What can I say...I'm fickle like that.
But seriously, it came down to a few things.
- I hate going back on a plan, even if its a plan I made with myself. In all reality I could have probably stayed home and ate Doritos and that vast majority of the planet would have been none the wiser, but I would have known and been slightly judgmental about it. Can't let that happen...
- I'm not ready to give up on running (see the point above) and I need to get my ass back in the game. What better way then a race with people who are all
sufferingbattling through the same challenges as me. And where The Boyfriend is waiting at the finish line, expecting me not to show up in a cab.
- I paid for the race. I like money..a lot and thus, I am not cool with throwing it away. And $65 is a lot for a t-shirt and a mini stick of deodorant.
- I want to finish it. I mean, I am not really jazzed about the 29 kilometres I'll trudge through to get there, but that last kilometre is gonna feel so sweet. And crossing the finish line? Magical!
- When a Boston Qualified friend suggested that I drop down to the 15km option I really didn't want to. That was my gut talking, because believe me if I was looking for a solid out that would have been it.
So yeah, I've got a few days to mentally prepare and physically get my body in racing/super long run shape. That means limited caffeine, very little alcohol (I'm attending a wedding on Friday or I would say none) a small lake worth of water, wholesome food and good quality sleep.
Then all I need is a miracle and I should be good to go!
Wish me luck!
And hey, to my Toronto running friends: If you are doing this race let me know so I can look for you and say
So tell me, how do you know when to trust your gut and when to listen to advice?