Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Am I crazy?

Wait… don’t answer that. Alright – here’s a call to any runners out there – is 11 weeks enough time to train for a half-marathon? Yes, I said it. A half-marathon. There is a race that I participate in August, typically just a 5k, that also has a marathon component… And I’m really thinking about running it. But is that too much on my plate? I have boot camp 4 days a week in the morning, that could suffice as some of the cross training… but what about making time for the long runs? I found a program with Friday and Monday’s off, that I think I could tackle… I just have a hard time being disciplined on the weekend. We have a houseboat that we keep on the river, so there are times where I’m literally not on land for three days. And the week after the 4th of July, that same problem occurs, where I may not be able to run for a week because we are taking vacation on our boat, and I just don’t know how often I’ll get to shore.

Decisions Decisions. The half-marathon has a relay component, each person runs 6.5 miles, but I don’t know if I can find a buddy to participate with me?

Hmmm. Again, with the decisions decisions.

I am just having one of those moments where I feel like I have a lot of plates spinning, but maybe this is one of those things if I add it, I can control it… unlike a few of the other plates, I just have to react and keep them spinning. Enough of the plate analogy already?

Anyway – input would be welcomed.


  1. you can do anything you put your mind to... the question is, how much would it be worth to you? i think the decision is totally up to you... but... i'd do it :) and i don't even like running!

  2. If you want to do I say go for it!

  3. Eesh...as I runner I'm inwardly cringing...but that's because I am totally intimidated by a 1/2.

    I say you can do it...and if you start to hurt, just have the presence of mind to walk.