I know I have it. I do. I get lectures all the time from my husband who just adores me for all his various (yet retarded) reasons, yet I just don't seem to share his opinion. This mind cramp I have has definitely affected my running capabilities. This past January I said I was going to compete in the Half Marathon in April. I stuck to the training program for 6 weeks and then at 4 miles could not go on. I told myself I couldn't do it. I told myself my body was weak. I told myself I was kidding myself. (and not to mention I was training in the wind, the rain, the ice of winter).
However, lately, I've enjoyed my runs. The weather has been STELLAR. Just this morning, I ran 4 1/2 miles and thought I could run all day long, but couldn't because I had to get a certain 5 year old to school. So that got me to thinking: have I finally found the inner strength to commit to a training program? OR have I simply been inspired by my ENTIRE extended family? But the difference is, they are KILGORE: they set their mind to something and they just do it....me not so much!
My husband finished a marathon in D.C in 2003
Jerry is an official Ironman! BRAVO! 2008
Sam just completed a triathalon! 2008
Kathryn completed the Camp Pendalton Mud Run 2008
Jerry and Sara just finished their team event ! 2008
Deb is walking her hiney off, for the love of her friend and for a great cause 2008
What the heck am I doing?
Running piddly little 5Ks! (Next one Oct 4th: Race for the Cure)
It's my 2008. It's time for me to challenge myself too!
Lately, I've been meeting a LOT of people, those in their mid to late 30's, some in their 40's (just like me), training for either their first or second triathalon, marathon, half marathon, duathalon. So knowing I have family doing this and am surrounded by this energy all the time, I want on the train....toot toot! But can I do it?
So, yesterday I picked up the October issue of Runners' World magazine. The cover read: 10 proven ways to get (and stay) motivated. There! Now I will know how!
In between reading about "stud muffins" (recipes on KILLER healthy muffins) and an awesome article on MIND OVER BODY issues (funny, it appears I am not alone in this) I saw this:
DALLAS, December 14th.
Do I WANT to do this? Yes....
Can I do it?