Put a fork in me, I am done…

30 Aug

Well not quite, but I came close:

I ran last night, 6 miles…at mile 4 I just wanted to quit…Quit running forever! I was friggin’ hot, miserable, I felt like I had asthma, I could not breathe right due to the humidity, my legs wouldn’t move the way I wanted them to, the fertilizer in the field stank,  and my new fuel belt is different than my old one, so that was messing with the mp3 cord going to my ears, always getting tangled up with my hands. The music I was listening too was one female after another complaining about life, etc etc etc. 

But instead of giving up I dug, deep, I mean really deep inside me and forced myself to go on. I think all my running buddies, real life and online were standing behind me and beside me telling/pushing me to go on. The conversation I had with myself would have made even a sailor blush! I actually had to laugh when I growled at myself. I turned the music off and just listend to my slow ‘pidder padder’ and I made it home after 1 hour and 13 mins of running.

Seriously, I think that I pushed my body too far/hard last Sunday and it is now getting even with me: “Ha, you want me to run…I think not!” So tonight (5 miles) I am just gonna see how the bones are holding up and just make some trips around the block.

I am looking forward to tomorrow’s rest day, but not the 18 miler on Saturday. lol

On a good note: I did fill out my Columbus Marathon entry form today to give to my running coach to turn in with our group. It was temping to put a check mark next to the 1/2 marathon race (I would have choosen the “Red Nose Children’s Run”, but I am a tad too old for that! lol), but I didn’t. The form asked for my Predicted Time, I wrote down 5hrs and 30 min. That should be do-able considering I ran my 1/2 marathon in 2hrs and 27 min.


Posted by on August 30, 2007 in Pain, Running, Side Pains, Toe Pains


6 responses to “Put a fork in me, I am done…

  1. Andria

    August 30, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Congrats on running even when everything just seemed annoying. There’s so many things to make us uncomfortable – mine is when my sneaks aren’t tied evenly. You could think about that stuff over and over and it would make the run so much harder. I’m glad you worked through it and handed over the registration anyway!

  2. Cranky

    August 30, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    I feel your pain. Good job on making it through the run…putting one foot in front of another can be insanely difficult!

  3. kate

    August 30, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Way to push through that mental barrier, that’s the toughest part. I’ll be running 18 with you in spirit this weekend. We only have, what? 8 weeks left? Eeek!!

  4. Amy

    August 30, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Good job for pushing and fighting with yourself. I hope your rest day is especially restful and you enjoy your 18 miler. No growling – it scares others! (Trust me, I have been there before.)

  5. Tom

    August 30, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    That image of your buddies standing with you and encouraging you is powerful. I’m going to use that in my gritty moments next time.

    More courageous was checking the “Full Marathon” option at Columbus!

    Good luck on your 18 miler. Run easy and well.

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