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2012-366 Day 300 – Regrets

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. A $29 dollar discount, another Half Marathon a month and a half before, and a run through the streets of Los Angeles. Things certainly made a lot of sense back on Leap Day 2012.

Flash forward to this weekend, when the Half Marathon I signed up for at the time is less than 48 hours away. And it’s now that the regrets are kicking in. Here are my problems:

-Going to the convention center twice in two days sounds exhausting.

-It’s softball season, I have the early game on Sunday (at 1pm) and only 9 players, including myself, so I have to be there (which is only a potential problem because the race starts at 7:30, which means I may not start until 8, and if it takes me more than 3 hours then I’m running short on time to get back).

-Even with my good mood this week, I’m tired and, apparently, whiny.

-Despite the fact that I just completed a Half Marathon two months ago, a plan to try an official run/walk strategy that worked fairly well with Belen, and staying very active the last two months, I still have nervousness and doubts about being able to do it.

-I’m having trouble motivating myself to get up and out to Downtown L.A. early Sunday morning and dealing with all the traffic around the race.

I wish I hadn’t signed up, but I’m waffling back and forth right now (leaning towards doing it, one of the reasons being that I missed two Half Marathons I signed up for early and then my shoulder problems started, I’ve finally evened it back up having finished two and don’t want to go back to being in the hole). I’ve also told too many people that I’m doing it and don’t know that I want to have to explain dropping out (I guess that includes everyone reading this too).

I really just needed a space to kind of vent my thoughts, and since I don’t have a diary, had to do it in the blog. Note to self: No more Half Marathons during Softball season.

Actually, I think I’ve decided after my Marathon-palooza next year, I’m going to look for shorter (maybe more adventurous races) and see if I can get other people to do them with me. Trying to motivate myself is getting difficult, and I had a lot of fun running with Belen in the last Half Marathon. We’ll see if I can make that happen and if anyone is foolish enough to come with me.

Weight: 224 Loss: 16 lbs – Running Yearly Mileage: 330 miles
Softball Stats: Game 5 – 1/3 (.333), 1 R, 1 RBI Season – 15/21 (.714), 3 2B, 10 R, 7 RBI
Fitocracy Level: 26 ID: disciplev1

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  1. M said

    Oh, I wish my knees were up to it. I’d horn right in and be an embarrassment to you!

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