Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wussed Out

I've been working really hard lately on my "running skills," which are more like "granny shuffling" skills. I am a terrible runner and do not have the body shape for running at all, but for some reason I've always wanted to be a runner.

Last winter (2006-2007) I decided I was going to start running (aka granny shuffling). I was just going to suck it up and try my best. My goal was to do the Get in Gear run last summer, which I did, along with the Earth Day 5k by my house. Both of those races I walked a block or two, but I did them none-the-less. I was proud of myself.

This past winter was pretty busy for me with work and the upcoming wedding. Yet again I made Get in Gear my goal and worked my butt off the last month to be able to reach my goal. I was super proud of myself last week when I ran the distance around my house and was super excited to prove myself better than last year. And then winter decided to return. When I woke up yesterday to 32 degree weather and rain/sleet/snow coming down side-ways, I decided it wasn't worth it to go. I felt super bummed out, but I think I made the right decision. I'll just have to find another run to do this summer.

Because I've been so busy and the wedding gets closer and closer every day (I had no idea it would be this much work) I decided to revamp my goals for this summer. My goals for this summer are to do the time trials I did last year and improve my time. This includes the Wrenshall and Hamel time trials, and maybe I'll throw in a few more. I have to do something to make up for me wussing out of my Get in Gear goal.


Sascha said...

I had a duathlon scheduled this morning and if today had been like yesterday, I'd have rolled over and gone back to sleep too. I got nothing to prove and neither do you. Luckily it was sunny and nice this morning if a bit nippy :)

manda said...

i completely understand staying bed instead of going to the event. (did it a few times during cross season).

i need someone to motivate me to shuffle. i figure since i'm between gyms right now and want days off the bike, i should figure out this running thing.