4.11.2008

Here goes

Like the crazy lemming that I am, I have just chosen to follow my brother, sister-in-law, and Julie off the cliff that is running into the abyss known as the half marathon. Yes, I have finally registered for the Chicago Distance Classic after weeks of waffling over the decision, and will shortly begin the process of getting officially off my ass. I plan on getting involved with one of CARA's training programs this time around because I know how I am, and know that I will need someone to keep me from running myself down in the first week - literally. We'll see how it all goes; I have until August to whip myself into champion form, or, more realistically, passable form that will allow my body not to shut down under the strain of exertion. Here goes...

7 comments:

julie said...

yaaaaaay! you'll do it, no problem! big warning about CARA though- the saturday runs are at like 6:30am.

yeahdog said...

Ugh... Well details are TBD right now. Perhaps I'll work something else out ;)

julie said...

look at it this way though- 6:30am means you'll be done running before it hits 90 degrees...

yeahdog said...

This is true. Though I'll probably want to learn how to deal with running in 90 degrees by the time I hit the race day in August!

bill said...

the race is at 630 in the morning too.....

yeahdog said...

Yeah, I got that. Just that I'd be far more likely to make a couple early morning wakeup calls than a whole regimen of them!

bill said...

do the 630 runs - you'll be sorry if you don't - you'll wind up doing the long runs by yourself in the heat of the day or not doing them at all.....