So I'm hoping no one cares enough to read this anymore as I have only posted once in the last 4-5 months. My life has grown increasingly busy as my children have grown and my position within the company I work for has grown as well. So today I find myself examining two separate issues. The first would be who to draft tonight in our fantasy football league, and the second is the Akron Marathon.
I have once again swarm of running 26.2 mile races. So it seems the Akron Marathon is held the day before my birthday. I had every intention to sign up for the half marathon option today but I couldn't believe it was $65. Hell for $85 I can run the whole marathon and get a cool jacket instead of some tech t. Like I don't have enough tech tees. I bet it will be another long sleeve one like the last few years so that I can't ever wear it. The only time I wear long sleeve is if there is snow falling. So I had an okay 20 mile run on Saturday. Walked some over the last 4-5 miles but we kept a 10 minute mile pace for most of the run and I felt good. I didn't puke until a good 5 minutes after I finished running.
Sooooo. why am I ready to sign up for the full Akron Marathon? I had actually filled out all the information and was ready to hit the send button when I decided to give it another day or two. I think it's my inability to stop thinking about the way things have ended. I put myself through hell to finish the Buckeye because I quit the last time... and now it is the Akron Marathon which was the last event I quit. Will I forever remember quiting and always want to go back and finish what I started? Hell I have a finishers medal it's just two years old. What the hell. I can imagine the conversation at the start line if/when my friends see me wearing a bib for a full marathon but what the hell. Maybe I just start far enough back that I won't see anyone until it's over. Or maybe I could use their support? I could always take the easy way out and go for my goal of a sub 1:45 half but then again I could do that two weeks later in Peninsula as well.
Why do we do these things to ourselves?
4 weeks ago