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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
beerbeverage "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.