Oh my gosh...I did it. I signed up for the Heartland 39.3 series...I have committed myself to running 3 half-marathons in the span of 5 weeks. Am I freaking crazy??? Please don't answer that ;)
This is an idea I have been toying with ever since AJ's brother ran these races last year. When Brian signed up and then completed these 3 races only 2 things went through my head:
1) He is a nut job
2) He is such a badass...now Brian, if you are reading this...don't you dare let that go to your head ;)
Ever since he finished those 3 races (and since then run a full marathon-can you tell he is my running idol? lol!) I told myself that "someday" I would sign up to do it too and get the self-proclaimed title of "badass"...and usually when I say "someday" what I really mean is procrastinating until it is too late and then saying "oops, guess I will do it next year" ;)
This year is different though...this is a challenge I REALLY want to take on and I keep telling myself that it fits perfectly with my New Year's Resolution...and I am guessing that by next year I will be a little over running races, so it won't be something I will want to do then. So...now is the time!
But then I keep thinking "I've never even run a half marathon before...why do I think I can do this??"
Deep down I know I CAN do this...but for the past month I have let fear and self-doubt get in the way of taking the plunge. I've visited the web-page SEVERAL times and I have gotten as far as hitting register and putting in all of my information before closing out. Today, I don't know what came over me...I sat there with my cursor hovering over the complete registration tab for several minutes before telling myself "stop being a wimp and DO IT!" So I did...I clicked "complete registration" and that's it...I AM doing it. Now the only question is....Who is going to do this with me?