Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Running, Snakes and Dead Bodies. Oh My.

According to my 1/2 marathon training schedule, I was supposed to run 8 miles on Saturday- "supposed to" are the operative words here, as I didn't even come close. I think I was able to run something like 2.5 miles, cursing at the cars, the grass, the hills, and my new hydration system the whole way. It was miserable.

So, after our weigh-in last night, I decided I would partially make up the miles that I missed on Saturday and run 5 instead of the 3 that were scheduled. Again, I was cussing the cars, the people, the hills and everything that crossed my path, especially the broken water fountain at mile 4.

And here is a sampling of the other things going through my head during this 5 Mile Run of Turture...
-Man, that guy is totally creepy. Why is he walking around down here by himself. I should have brought my mace, but that might make my arm tired. Where would I keep it?
-What would I do if a snake crossed my path? Probably run really fast. Or have a heart attack and die and then the creepy guy would try to give me mouth-to-mouth.
-I wonder if there are any dead bodies over there.
-This sucks. I'm miserable. I'm gonna die. Who said I could run 5 miles anyway? Who's stupid idea is it for ME to train for a 1/2 marathon. I'm gonna die. I have to walk or I'm gonna die.

Sounds fun right? My psyche and I are at odds and I need some serious help/encouragement. Please. Runner's how do you get through it? How do you motivate yourself when you want nothing more than to quit?

So, I guess Karma's a bitch and she came for me today (probably for all of these negative thoughts) because look what I stepped on....

And I didn't even have a heart attack and die.

By the way, in case you have been following or even care, I lost a little over 2 lbs this week, making my total weight loss so far 21.2 lbs!


annie said...

You stepped on a snake?!?! That makes ME want to die!

Yay for your 2 more lbs! The cupcakes must not have hurt too much =)

I feel the exact same way about running...which is why I'm the worst runner in the history of running. At least you don't have to fight the asthma battle along with everything else! I wish I had some motivational words for you, but I've been looking for them myself...

JJ and Jess said...

JJ will go into a heart failure, when I read this post to him. BTW - congrats on the weight loss!! That is awesome!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

You stepped on a snack!!?! omg that seriously makes me freak out and want to have a heart attack...so gross...yuck! I saw one when I first started running and screamed my head off...it was a garden snack.. I think that makes me pathetic LOL.

Congrats on your loss that is absolutely fabulous!!!!

I am horrible at running, and the things that were going through your head go through mine. Sometimes it defeats me.

Did you make your own 1/2 marathon training schedule or get it some where. I am interested in an actual training schedule instead of me just going out and giving up.