Watching “The Biggest Loser” with a toddler goes something like this:
Remember when we all used to do that?One of my goals for 2010 is to love running even more. To never feel like it is a chore or a job (lets face it, mama needs to run MUCH faster to have a paycheck involved, haha!), to not get overly caught up in finishing times, and to always appreciate what I did accomplish instead of dwelling on short comings. Now, as I sit here less than 4 weeks away from the Myrtle Beach half marathon, I am being tested more than ever on this goal. I was hoping to set a half marathon distance P.R. And I was more than set to do so. But my foot (you know, the one I won’t shut up about) had other plans, and now I haven’t done a run longer than 7 miles in over a month. And with my foot not being 100% yet, I doubt I will get in any double digit runs before race day. Basically, I can kiss that P.R. goodbye.
Yet still, I’m excited. I’m excited to get back out there and get some long mileage back in. I’m excited to be surrounded by thousands of other people who are equally as excited as I am to get up in the wee hours of the morning to do nothing more than simply run. So few of us show up because we might have a chance to win. Maybe a few more for other various motivations. But the rest of us? We show up because we simply love to run.
And while I’m pretty sure none of the 5,500 runners at the race will be out there giggling or screaming “I’m a rocket ship” (although I have seen stranger things at races), there is no doubt that their enthusiasm for this sport will be infectious. I simply can not wait.Happy running, my friends. Find YOUR inner toddler today!