|I have the right shoes, the right tights, the right build...|
You see, the only timed race I've ever run was the Running of the Green lucky 7k four years ago. Laura and I trained, albeit modestly, in the 6 weeks leading up to the race. We averaged a respectable but unimpressive 10 minutes per mile. After two weeks of "training" involving a handful of 3 mile runs, I just beat that time. With a side cramp that lasted approximately the entire run. But I knew that if I couldn't push myself on 4 miles, I couldn't push myself on thirteen. So, I used willpower to finish the run. My legs were tired from skiing yesterday, the run finishes on about 3/4 mile of straight uphill, and did I mention the side cramp? But I finished. So, despite my continued hatred of running, I will press on, optimistic that if I can't physically be a runner, at least I can try to be one mentally.