Got in the first of five half marathons for this year. Just got on the road and chugged those 10 minute miles out for 2 hours and 15 minutes or so. No pressure other than from myself. \
Right about eight o'clock last night my brain, or something else within me, began to try to convince the rest of the portions of my mind that we should skip the Sunday 13.1 Mile Half-Marathon.
After listening to a bunch of them for about an hour, I decided to write them down.
Here they are in no particular order.
1 too cold
2 too early
3 too tired
4 not trained
5 feel kind of uneasy
6 running shorts dirty
7 Don't really need this particular race
8 Already have the shirt
9 Who's going to know?
10 train might be screwed up
11 maybe lose tag strip
12 tiniest tickle in chest maybe rapid onset pulmonary emphysema
13 will miss taking picture of sunrise from rooftop.
14 Thigh muscles still feel a little tight from long 4 mile Friday run.
15 running in Florida was flat, today there will be hills.
16 Can't find the right shirt
17 Can't find Gloves
18 Can't find the right hat
19 Can't find good socks
20Can't find pins
21 the shirt I waa going to wear is too small
22 I'll be too tired to watch the Jets' game today @2pm
23 one shoe feels funny
24 so does the other one
25 I'catch a cold from being in the cold for two and a half hoursm
26 I'll catch a cold from all those other people.
27 maybe the swine flu
28 or the bird flu
29 or both the swine flu and the bird flu - known as the 'when pigs fly' flu.
30 alarm clock might not go off
31 Hangover (start drinking now)
32 It's the Lord's Day.
33 need to get an early start on my Valentine's cards
35 tights are itchy.
36 Out of mint lip balm
37 been meaning to scrub bathroom floor.
38 need to do laundry
39 need to put away laundry from last week.
40 need to make separate lists for all my Facebook Friends.
41 need to go through High School yearbook. And then search each name on Facebook.
42 send 122 Friend requests
43 Need to wait for responses.
44 Need to resend Friend requests but add on a witty, personalized message to each one.
45 need to check if Turbo Tax has updated the State software yet.
46 need to respond to each of the 149 emails which came in last week.
47 need to make shopping list from weekly menu.
48 Need to make menu for the week.
49 ought to use Sunday morning to meditate
50 must write Blog entry.
51 need to take evocative photo to illustrate points
52 it might rain
53 It might snow
54 it might sleet
55 It might be windy
56 it might sleet and snow and create blizzard conditions beyond the endurance of common men.
57 I might lose a glove.
58 I've heard you are not supposed to run in a month with five Sundays.
59 not supposed to run in a month with two As in it.
60 I'm out of milk.
61 I need a shave
62 there's a chance of an attack of killer bees
63 I should make out a birthday card or two.
64 back up battery in alarm clock are iffy.
And the best reason for NOT running the Sunday Race?
65 Still haven't finished the Friday Crossword puzzle.
PS: Ran it. Chugged around Central Park with a bunch of very nice people. Not my faster effort, not my slowest. 2:15 something
Joe(he's a happy dog now)Nation