Sunday, May 15, 2011

Am I really going to do this?

As some of you may already know, I was "peer pressured" into running a 200 mile, relay style race.  Now don't get your panties all in a bunch, it is not a marathon.  It is a race with 11 other runners on your team over a couple of days.  We get a significant break in between each "leg" and most of us don't have to run more than 5 or so miles.  5 miles doesn't sound too bad, right?  Its a hella lot when you are not a runner.

From reading my blog, you have gleaned a couple of things 1- I like zumba, 2- I like to dance, 3- I like to consume lots of empty calories.  None of those are conducive becoming a great runner. My tostadas with sour cream and shredded cheese that just fell onto the keyboard, yeah, that's definitely not helping. (and the fact that its almost 12 and I am eating junk, might be a hindrance also, but I digress.) Although the zumba, and dancing/coaching dance are pretty decent workouts, they are a different mindset.  With those you have to go go go for a couple of minutes, and then you can get a break, with running- it aint like that.  You have to go go go for a lot of minutes!

In order not to kill myself, I am doing the training program for the beginners. Now, NO ONE else on my team is doing the beginning program.  I guess I am the only true beginner.  Either that, or the others are over achievers.  I'm happy with being mediocre or lower.  You have to have a baseline, right?  If any of my other teammates thought they were poor runners, they can just compare themselves to me, and I am happy to be the confidence boost that they need. Go team go!

Next week begins week 2 of our 20 week training.  Although I am looking forward to my manageable 15 minute runs this week, I have not forgotten that week 17 will be here before I know it.  If I manage to stay alive through the ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY minute run, I will most certainly blog about it.  Until then, I'll track my progress.  And I promise bloggy world, I will check back more often.  I have so much to write about and so much to say.


  1. I'm pretty scared about the 120 minute run too! YIKES!

  2. Thankfully I am not running in the "Great Race", but I am doing the training. And guess what? I'm a beginner's a twin thing :/

  3. You're going to do great Corina! Running has become my therapy and I bet it may have the same affect on you. :) Good luck. Look forward to reading about your progress.