Thursday, January 24, 2008

1/2 marathon

My sister has committed to running a half marathon on March 29. Why? I am not sure. But I told her I may have to train and do it with her. Why? Again- I am not sure. I would love to do it just to be able to say I did it. But I'm so lazy and I don't want to train. I enjoy my free time when Liv is asleep. I don't want to use it to run. And I enjoy my sleeping time so I don't want to get up early. I don't mind running once I get into the groove, but the 2-3 miles before that groove suck. Big time.
What to do... What to do...

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12 comments:

Yvonne said...

I think it would be great to train for a 1/2 marathon because it would force me to REALLY get this body moving. (Also, I would just like to say I did!!!) I can't imagine that running your kids around and doing all you do isn't training enough ; )

Chel said...

I'm in the same boat... and no help. I get up early every morning... again, no help. yeah... before the groove kicks in... that sux. oh geez... how about a jogging stroller? I love mine and so does Jaxon, he sings the entire time. So I'm with him while I jog. (Although like I said, I usually just wake up early to do it, but when I don't, he goes with me!)

omar said...

Meh, skip the race.

WHOA! I just noticed the Fave Comment of the Day!! Thanks!

Back to my original message. This training time would get in the way of blogging time, and - let's be honest here - we're not having that.

Sure, you might get a boost of self esteem and various other health benefits from training for and finishing the race, but are you going to put that ahead of the needs of your readers?

And don't even get me started on the risk of injury...

Dana said...

Stick with the sleep. Running is sooo overrated.

Jean Knee said...

I try to move as little as possible so I am no help here.

wendy said...

Go Tori! If you get your groove after running 2 or 3 miles, that means you can run more than 3 miles, and That means you really could train and run a half marathon.

I'm planning to run the Aloha run - it is around 8.5 miles. I'm good for 6 miles, but I've got to work up to 8 in the next few weeks.

But there's nothing wrong with sleeping. I like sleeping, too.

No Cool Story said...

Such different reactions and views from my fellow commentators.
Hmmm, on one hand you could get in super shape and say you ran half a marathon.
On the other, you could avoid all that hard work and enjoy couch potatoness to the max like the rest of us.

I say you good luck.

utmommy said...

I hate running.

Good Luck with that one.

JennieBoo said...

Whoa!


I've been away a while and everything is different!

As for your running, go for it! I have a girlfriend who runs and she loves the way it makes her feel.

Plus, it's a womdermous stress-relief! Good luck, sweetie!

Amanda said...

I would love to in shape enough to run a marathon and to be able to say that I did. Getting to that point is the problem. It sounds like so much work! ;) But, it would be so cool if you did. You might even inspire some of your fellow bloggers too!

Nancy Face said...

Not wanting to train for a half marathon does not mean you're lazy! In my book, it means you're smart! :D

elasticwaistbandlady said...

You said, 'Get Into The Groove.' Great. I'm going to be singing that song the rest of the day.