Here's my race summary:
- Man, my back is sore. Uh huh, not sore enough. You're fine.
- Is this outfit going to be cool enough? Um, unless naked is an option. Yes.
- It's f-ing hot (92 degrees)! No $hit sherlock.
- Let's get this thing started already.
- Oh hell, it's starting.
- Great. There's some people I know and I have crazy hair.
- Is it over yet?
- Oh look, they changed the course from last year.
- Oh look, they changed the )@(#*$)@(* course from last year to have a lot of inclines.
- Good grief, it's hot.
- Oooo, out and back! Nice! Hey, you over there, I'm fast...like a rabbit!!!
- Heck, three quarters of a mile left. Turn it on and let's get this over with!
- WOO HOOO! No speed record set, but it doesn't matter. I finished.
- I'm not going to do it and I will have to explain why. And, sometimes this is OK, but it makes me think through why to figure out if the reasons are valid for me (if I were to read them, are they excuses or reasons?). A good example is when I decided earlier this year that I h-a-t-e running in hot weather and changed my mileage goal for the year. Hating something is a good reason in my book.
- Then there's the other side of the coin. Bailing on a goal for me is hard enough, but doing so with reasons that I feel are lame just doesn't work. So, that's enough to keep me going. This was Saturday's race.
Next up for me is an obstacle course race - The Jai1break. Dang it! Now I have to do it! I joke...kinda :)