2/12/10

What Would You Do?

So say you agree to do a 30km race with a friend, a race that is a lot longer than any run that you’ve done before and that you haven’t really been training for that faithfully…yet.

Say your friendly sends you a message on facebook last night telling you that she has a pretty serious injury and now can’t run for a month, effectively pulling her out of the race.

Would you still run the race?

Do you still challenge yourself even though the only reason you were running it is gone?

Do you go and push your limits now instead of taking it easy and being there for someone else?

Thoughts? Feelings? Opinions?

 

Put yourself in my stinky running shoes and hit me up in the comments.

 

Oh, and if you’re looking for an entry to the SOLD OUT Around the Bay Road Race, email me. I can hook you up with Amy’s bib.

13 comments:

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

If I was a liar I would say sure I would go ahead and run, but since I'm not and like to keep it real...hell no I wouldn't run. But you are a way better person then me so I think you should do it. I know you can, mouse. Go for it!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think you can do it, if you keep your eye on the prize. 30Kms is a real accomplishment, training for it will make winter go by faster :)
fiona

Sonya said...

I feel the same way as Mel. I probably wouldn't do it, but that is why I have 80lbs that I need to lose. I'm too much of a couch potato (although I'm working on changing that!). You can do it though....I believe in ya.

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H-woman said...

I think you should run with me and my friend Donna! We're not going to be super fast, just want to finish upright, uninjured and smiling!

H =)

Nanookie said...

I would run it! You've still go plenty of time... I pointed Amy to a TriRudy post looking for a bib.

Jen said...

Run run run!

Sam said...

Still do it! Especially since you've now told us all why you could wuss out . . . We'll be cheering you on the whole way!

Xenia said...

DO. IT. You'll love yourself for it afterward. Promise. :)

Sadie said...

I probably wouldn't, if I hadn't been training faithfully and really wasn't into it.

That said, if you're looking for a push, GO!! YOU CAN DO IT!! I BELIEVE IN YOU.

hez said...

do it! you still have time to train. think of how awesome you'll feel after you've done it. that and you'll miss out on meeting me if you don't do it!

Heather said...

Will you be more sorry if you do or don't run it? That's what always helps me decide.

Shrinking Sara said...

I would spend a lot of time talking myself out of running it. Each run would be filled with “I’m so not going to run it”. Then I would run it anyways b/c I just can’t quit on myself. Then through the entire race I’ll say to myself “what the eff were you thinking running this race”. Then I would be done and very happy that I did it and knowing that yet again I fulfilled a promise to myself. If you can do it (ugly or not) then why not?

(But if you think you would injure yourself then don’t!)

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