Sunday, March 21, 2010

I ran 8 miles and tried to cry, but I had sweated out all my tears

The title of this post pretty much sums it up, but I expand if only to defend myself.

In continuing this training for a half marathon, I've learned three slightly (moderately?) interesting things about myself:

1. I need really loud music to "stop thinking" (This is an example of what I'll be thinking in a span of 3 seconds: "I want to stop. I'm tired. I've got a lot to catch up on my DVR. I bet Margaret misses me by now. I bet she doesn't and she's just watching "Yo Gabba Gabba." I'm thirsty. I really like these running shoes. I can't believe how light they are. I think I should tie they tighter. If I stopped to tie them it would give me a legitimate excuse to stop for a second. I bet I look funny running. Like I'm shuffling. But it still counts, doesn't it. Yeah. I hate Gina so bad. How did she talk me into this? No, I love Gina because she actually thinks I can do this. Either that or she's punishing me. Maybe this is her way of getting back at me for making fun of her that one time. Ha! That ONE TIME. Oh yeah, she's got it in for me. And she told me to buy these shoes. I love them. I bet I'm running off an entire cheeseburger AND fries. If I ate anything right now I'd throw up. I can hear myself breathing. I bet this woman walking her dog is so embarrassed for me because I'm such a heavy breather. I'M embarrassed for me. Oh well, I can either run OR breath well. You can't have everything. I really need to turn up this music. I can hear myself breathing and it's ridiculous. Oh, it's Queen! Score!)

2. I hate talking about running. Ironically, I think it's boring. I'm "getting into it," but besides actually doing it, what's there to talk about? I mean, you can only talk about energy gel goops and shoes for 2 minutes and then what? It's boring.

3. I really am doing this for myself because my time, the distance I can go without openly weeping, the way I run (like Chris Valentine--toes pointed out) is nothing to brag about.

15 comments:

  1. Add this to your thoughts: "I'm still running 8 miles more than Hailey has ever run!" You are amazing.

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  2. Good for you! Keep on going.

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  3. Ha ha.... toes pointed out! I'm proud of you!!!!

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  4. Love it. I have learned much the same things about training for a triathlon (I hate ~j. No I love ~j.), which I'm sure is much easier than training for a half marathon, if for no other reason than there is way less running.

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  5. Lisa that is awesome! I am training for a 5K, (Thought I would start small). Good luck! I will think of you when I am running.

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  6. Good for you!! Last year I ran my first marathon and after a while I had to laugh becuase without fail whenever I hit mile 10, I cried! Even if I was only going 10 miles. And you're lucky you only "think" when you run. I am my own cheerleading section...OUT LOUD!

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  7. Well done you! Running is not on my agenda; hill walking and rowing is!

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  8. Way to go! Just a thought: it will be more fun to run when the trees and flowers start to bloom. You'll have more to look at and distract you. So there's that.

    Keep it up (if you want to, or whatever).

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  9. Another thing to think about. . .what IS it with Days of our Lives. . .I mean come on! How much Marlena/Jon/Roman/Stefano/Hope/Bo can we take?

    Oh, and what kind of shoes did Gina talk you into?. . .my feet hurt.

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  10. You've got to go to a proper "runners store" and try on one million shoes to see which fits your foot and the way you land. It's worth the time!

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  11. Cool! I like running, when I'm in running shape, right now I'm not.

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  12. Why do I hear Bono right now?

    I want a trip inside your head, spend the day there....

    Your head would be a fun place to hang out. I bet he meant that song for you.

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  13. EIGHT MILES. Wow. I don't run unless a bear is chasing me. Or an alligator, I guess, since I live in Florida. Wow, congratulations.

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  14. Fun! Fun! Fun! Just think of all of us running like Chris Valentine together-ALL of US! And you won't have to listen to Queen or your breath-I'll do the singing!

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  15. I love running! It is strength, power, grace and mental stamina. You will look back on this and smile at your inner resolve. (Sorry for all of the comments. You touch on so many good topics.)

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