Saturday, September 10, 2011
Saturday Morning is full of Hope
Yesterday I registered for a half marathon - it is on September 25. I thought I wasn't going to do another one, but reconsidered. I have wanted to do this race since I heard of it a year and a half ago. It is a mile from my house! It has two river crossings in it! It has 900 feet of elevation gain in it! It will be killer and I have little doubt I will come in last in the half marathon, but I think it will be fun if I can just leave my ego aside and just enjoy it for what it is - a killer half marathon. The event also includes a 50K and a 50 mile, so I won't be last overall, therefore it won't have the humiliation factor.
I think I won't ever be in the shape to decide two weeks out to do a half marathon again. I don't want to train like this again. I could be wrong, because I have been before. Next year I hope to do an olympic distance triathlon. I think that is a good goal for the year I am 60.
And I know you all think I am nuts, but there is Alzheimer's in my family and exercise has been proven to slow the onset. There is also heart disease and cancer and I don't need to tell you about that.
God was good enough to get me sober, I can show my gratitude by taking care of the life he has saved. I really believe that.