UPCOMING EVENTS for 2016: Puerto Rico Marathon (March), Virginia/Pennsylvania Marathon Double (April), Cedro Peak Ultra 45k (April), Quicksilver 50k (May) NUT 50k (June) Lake Tahoe Trail 50K (July), Cloudsplitter 55K (October)

It's never too late to be what you might have been. --George Eliot

Athena is the Goddess of wisdom and war. In 2005, I declared war on my own bad tendencies: sloth, being fat, compacency, and being too old for adventure. This is the story of how I went from being someone who never stood when she could sit, to being an ultrarunner, marathoner, and triathlete. Along the way I've cried, laughed, fallen, gotten up, lost, won, hallucinated, been dehydrated, DNF'ed, and been DFL.
I also swear. Alot.
"You're never too old to be what you might have been" --George Eliot

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Well, now, that's just sad.

Not that I was laid off, me with my teaching credentials, AFTER school had already begun...

Not that Baboo has been gone all week and I've been lone-lone-loney, bored, and eating too much...

No, this is what's just sad:

AUGUST TOTALS (Might go up before September 1st)
Bike: 41 miles
Run: 63 miles
Swim: 2600 M

That's just sad because I really had thought I'd put out an effort and make this a pleasant marathon (yes, the one that's in 1 week) but noooooooo...... I sat on my ample behind and studied and read and emailed.

Well.

I thought about my alternatives, bag it and do the half marathon (kind of defeats the purpose of it starting 3 blocks from my house, since the half mary starts 15 miles from my house) or looking like a total badass (or idiot, depending on your point of view) and doing it anyway.

Since I'm into self-punishment I opted for the latter. Oh, no, there will be no PR next Sunday, my friends. In fact, it will most likely be a PW (Personal worst). But it's all good. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right?

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8 comments:

  1. We've all had PWs. It'll be a "training day", no?

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  2. Always better to be a badass :)

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  3. I always admire your perseverance. You've had a lot going on and looking for work is right up at the top of the list. Definitely, I've had PW's. Make it a training day--you've got other fish to fry later this year!

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  4. I need to borrow some of your attitude. Can you spare some? I say go for it, what doesn't kill you just might really hurt a lot. Kidding. See why I need your perspective?

    Seriously, what have you got to lose?

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  5. I'm literally laughing out loud because I was thinking what Regina said "what doesn't kill you just might really hurt a lot"

    yeah, this explains why i'm not even signed up for the half marathon this weekend and you're doing the whole...

    get on with your bad self! have fun!

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  6. With all your accomplishments, you don't have to prove anything...Run the half!

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  7. Well, you never know. I've been working my butt off puttin' in the mileage, and I'm afraid mostly what I'm getting is sore legs, more sore feet (foot anyway), and tired. I was working hard for an upcoming 50K, but now I'm just hoping I will make it there... At least you'll be rested and well- that's important too!

    Good luck!

    Cynthia

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  8. Love your blog! Just found it this morning. I'm a slow, fat triathlete and slow fat half marathoner. Working on losing weight and working my way up to bigger events. I look forward to reading about more of your adventures!

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