I, who have joked about this hobby, made fun of those who do it. I who have said that I would never be one of them. This isn't even anywhere on my life list nor is it something I was ever thinking of adding to it.
Okay, let's be honest. I'll only be doing the half marathon, but that will still be further than I have ever run before in my life. I once did the 10K Vancouver Sun Run - it took me 2.5 hrs to do it and I never practiced for it. Not once.
Now, let's be brutally honest now. I don't run - at all. I'm not in anyway fit at all. I can do maybe five girly push ups in a row and I can walk forever, but I cannot run for more than a short distance at the most. I have no cardio at all.
In short, I am screwed. Starting tomorrow I need to try to figure out some way to get my body ready and there is only one thing I can think to do. I need to just get out there and start running. Join a running club when the snow melts and just push myself. 3 days of running, two days of cross training and a day of rest.
If I can find a way to really push myself, I could do a run in the morning and cross training in the evening. Just keep going till I drop from exhaustion. Maybe not the brightest move, but I really want to do this. I have till mid-March for the early bird registration, but I am going to start now.
This is what I get for wanting a friend to do another 10K run with me. She talks me into the 22K half marathon. My goal is just to finish, but I'm not going to walk the whole damned thing. I am going to run more than half of it. That is my goal.
Wish me luck and send me encouragement.