Yes, if you're counting - that's two races in four days to the girl constantly crying about how she is having a hard time running. Stop reading now if you hate hypocrisy.
Since my GI drama and hip pain (and mental blockage...and maybe laziness, too) are preventing me from running a full marathon next weekend, I'm downgrading to the half. And for fun, I'm running a local 2 miler next Thursday too.
My local running club hosts this two-miler for St. Patrick's Day every year and I'm really excited to participate. It's going to be a small race and even though I won't be breaking any land speed records I will definitely be getting a PR! Mostly because, um....it's my first ever race of this distance. The way I see it even the worst case scenario has me being done with the race in 20 minutes. And I can do anything for 20 minutes, right? Scratch that. Here are some things I could not do for 20 minutes:
*Push-ups. Ditto for lifting anything heavier than a bottle of beer or a TV remote.
|One repetition to mouth. Aaaaannnnd Repeat.|
*Sit in the dentist's chair and not cry. About four minutes in? Waterworks. Every time.
*Listen to a TED lecture without my mind wandering. I feel guilty about this one. I care, I do! I just have a short attention span. Sorry kid who invented that cool new app and is now giving a speech about it. Do you do Cliff notes?
*Watch Lost without talking. SO MANY QUESTIONS!
*Eat a meal without thinking about what's for dessert.
*Browse Active.com without making a purchase.
So, fine. There are some things I can't do for twenty minutes. Sue me. Thankfully running the two miles should be fine. I might even dress up in St. Patty's Day gear to detract from my speed. It's easier to say "it was a fun run!" with a straight face if I'm wearing a glow in the dark headband and knee high green socks.
Have you ever dressed up for a race? Any suggestions for how to be festive but not feel like an idiot?
I never have before but I feel like I could splurge on some dollar store accessories to feel festive. Anything that might cause chafing is a no-go!
What's the shortest distance you've ever raced?
I think the virtual race hosted by Kari last year (one mile) was the shortest but not sure if that really counts. I guess officially it would be a 5k.