Yeah, I've been super busy sitting on my ass for a good long time. I didn't train for the Dumbo Double Dare and it killed me. I'll have to write that sad story some other time. Maybe when I'm over it.
For now, we'll focus on the phoenix rising from the ashes and my glorious restart into fitness. I am way out of shape, so right now I am just walking. I started again because I am signed up for two races coming up in the next two weeks. Because that's how I roll - I sign up months and months in advance and ignore it pretty much until a week before when I panic. That brings us to now... panic time.
In 5 days, I'm doing the City Of Oaks 10k with my daughter. It's a 14 minute mile pace and there is no way I can make that. We'll probably be asked to finish it on the sidewalks so they can open the roads. I am prepared for that and for being last. It is what it is.
The week after is the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon which was so much fun last year. By "so much fun", I mean I was slightly more trained and almost threw up because it was way past my bedtime. Disney has a 16 minute mile requirement and this one I think I can do under the current conditions. I just can't stop for pictures or potty breaks, which is fine. I've done enough Disney races that pictures are not as necessary. Maybe at some point where I actually train and not stress a half marathon, I can enjoy the whimsy of photos again. Until then, I plod along. If I get swept, it's not the end of the world... I'll just have more ammo to trash talk myself!
I'm really not as depressed as all this sounds! I am glad to be back to doing SOMETHING (ANYTHING) and hope it's the start of a renewed commitment to fitness. I was in love with my bad-ass triathlon self and I'd love to get back there again.
So, this is just to check in and say I am going to give this some effort and see where it takes me. I am starting huge with two races I am unprepared for, but I will get through them as gracefully as possible and continue to move forward.