Posts tagged ‘accountability’

Before Dawn/After Sunset

Since I practically live in the Arctic Circle, daylight is pretty scarce this time of year. And since I work a regular ol’ 9 – 5 (ok, 7 – 3) job, running happens either before work (dark) or after Mr. Awesome gets home (dark).

 

But since I registered for the race last night, bagging runs is not an option.

 

Ready, go.

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Making it public

I’ve debated telling the world (a.k.a. Facebook) about my plans to run a half. After all, if no one knows, then it doesn’t matter if I bail. 

 

I’d consider myself a pretty smart runner. I don’t increase my distance too quickly, I make sure I’m properly fueled and hydrated, I dress for the weather, blah, blah, blah. These are all good things, for sure, especially because not taking risks with running tends to keep the injuries at bay.

 

But.

 

I kind of feel like I need to do this now. 

 

Hopefully I’ll get pregnant this summer. And if things go like they did last time, I will have neither the energy nor the intestinal fortitude to train for a fall half. So spring – this spring – it is.