Monday, January 24, 2011

So I Got Little Crazy...

Since I have so much free time these days (no wait... that's not right...) and I love running so much (nope... that's not right either...) I decided, WHY NOT sign up for a half marathon!? Seems like the most logical thing to do, right?


Well, wrong.

But I did it anyway.  *sigh*  The registration fee has been paid, the training plan has been adjusted and printed, and *gasp* the fundraising page has been set up.

I'm not ready to share more than that just this second.  I'm still in shock that I did it.  It might not seem like that big of a deal, but let's take a few things into account here.
  1. The longest distance I've run since I started pretending to be a runner (maybe ever) is 6.2 miles (The 10K races I did).  A half marathon is 13.1 miles. (For those of you not versed in race distances, a half is always 13.1, and a full marathon is always 26.2.)
  2. This involved a minimum commitment of 12 weeks, to follow the training plan I'm working with.  That's THREE MONTHS people.  Oye.  And since I have a few extra weeks between now and the race, I've built in a few double weeks, since I know myself, and if I don't start right now... well, it won't be pretty.
  3. And did I mention what else I have going on in the next few months?  Well, I guess I don't really need to, its mostly more of the same - an insane amount of work, trying to survive grad school in one piece, helping B survive grad school in one piece, keeping this house from looking like a tornado hit it, being a good doggie-mom, and oh yea, keeping a social life. 
  4. This fundraising thing... I'm a little nervous about it.  I haven't done much fund raising in my adult life.  Sure, I sold Girl Scout cookies, and whatever crap it is you sell in school fund raisers.  And in college we sold beer beverage "coozies" to raise money for the rugby team.  I don't know what to set my goal at. I don't want to over-do it on Facebook (or here).  Can I increase my goal if things are going well? AH, what is the fundraising etiquette?!  Luckily, there's no minimum amount I have to raise, like some I've seen, so the pressure is off there at least.
I'm excited. I'm nervous. I'm thinking I might be crazy.


Anonymous said...

What charity are you raising money for? e-mail me at home & let me know. I will sneak Uncle Randy's wallet and make a nice donation! Ha Ha!!
Love, Paula

S said...

Aw thanks Paula! I'll shoot you an email, and I'll be posting the information here sometime this week too.

Love ya!
- S