Last night I went to a kick-off event for the Rock N Roll Marathon in Vancouver in October. I had every intention to sign up for the 10k run and I felt comfortable thinking about it. I know I can run 10k and I’m not obsessed with speed so I thought it might be a good goal to keep me motivated throughout summer.
When I got to the place, the energy and the happy people around me started making me think that if I do Seek the Peak in June (16km which include the crazy Grouse Grind) then it doesn’t make sense to go back to running 10km. In my mind, 10km seemed like a regression especially if I end up finishing Seek the Peak… and especially if I do the Vancouver Sun Run (10km). Right?! 😀 After speaking with a few pumped up people and got sucked into the upbeat energy… I ended up signing up for a half marathon. My first. Ever.
I left the place thinking positive thoughts and smiling to myself. As I got into my car I realized what I had just done. It’s a half marathon. I just signed up to run almost 22km in October. What?!?! Umm ok then!!
I’d better get to work! 😀
PS. I am including some photos from my walk with the kids today, when I gave the half marathon even more thought and I got even more scared… but good scared 😉