Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One more run... Or should I??

So this is my first attempt at a blog... I've never understood (until recently) what a great outlet this is. My fiancee - although I love him to pieces - just doesn't get why I run. Running does not equal fun to him. I try to explain to him that it's not for fun (in fact, sometimes I HATE running), but it's more of a necessity. It's the only time in the day I get to myself. I work full-time as a sales manager - taking care of my reps, their customers, and making sure I meet a sales quota every month (NO pressure!). I also have a 22 month old son, and as much as I love him, lately there are days that I'd sell him for $1!!! Can you say terrible twos?!? Oy!! And then there's the wedding planning. My fiancee and I are getting married in October of this year, and I never realized how much really goes into planning a wedding! All of a sudden, I have a whole new appreciation for the weddings I've been to in the past! So for me, running = sanity. There's a certain peace that enters my world when my breathing and my stride fall together.

So Sunday is my first BIG RACE... I'm competing (really? just trying to finish is more like it!!) in the PF Chang's half marathon here in Phoenix. I don't know why I'm so nervous! I haven't slept all week, and I feel like my few easy runs this week were a lot harder than they should be. So I'm contemplating running tomorrow - maybe just an easy 5 miler just to keep my legs loose, and my nerves settled? I don't know - maybe I should consult the Magic 8 Ball....

Magic 8 Ball says, "Without a doubt." Looks like I'm lacing up!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck!! I am sure you will do great on Sunday. You won't believe how far the adrenaline will carry you - it really helped me last year! :)