One of the best things about my dearly beloved is that he pushes me out of my comfort zone. Well, he’s done it again: I have officially signed up for the Edinburgh Half Marathon on May 27, 2017.
This is officially way outside my comfort zone. Even when I was at my peak fitness point, I considered myself “the anti-runner.” I even justified it with physiology – small feet + short shins + long femurs = minimal torque = bad running. I have essentially no justification for this, but I’ve used it to rationalize my distaste for running for years. For whatever reason, I never experienced that “runner’s high” that everyone talks about. I knew the feeling from biking, but I never found it with running.
But now I’m going to try to find it. I don’t think I will ever be totally comfortable running with Jeremy. He’s fast, and my competitive drive would get in the way. BUT I think we could both be runners, and I’d like to be more able to keep up with him.
My goal for the next 10 weeks: no complaining about running. Maybe in my head I’ll think, “Oh, I really don’t want to do this.” But I won’t give in to moaning, and I won’t say it out loud. No sighs, no facial expressions…I’ll act like I enjoy running, and hopefully I’ll trick myself into believing it!