I am more insane than previously thought
Friday, November 14, 2008
So despite every single comment in my previous post suggesting that it was a bad idea, I've signed up for the women's half marathon, which takes place on May 31/09 (a week after the Ottawa Marathon). Common fitness sense dictates that this is bad idea all around, but here are my reasons for signing up:
- I do not want to put off running a marathon for another year. Training will be much more difficult with a baby and my motivation to train is so high right now.
- I would hate myself forever for missing out on the inaugural race experience. Therefore skipping the half to focus on the marathon is not an attractive option either.
- I WILL be taking at least a year off from racing after both races...plenty of recovery time!
- Plenty of other people do crazier things when running (marathon every day, ultras, Goofy challenge) - this is pretty tame in comparison. I am NOT a person who backs away from a physical challenge and I am up for it!