Monday, November 21, 2011

Enough Excuses

It's been over a year since I last posted about an actual run that I logged.  It has always been a dream of mine to someday run Boston ... that is never going to happen if I don't resume logging the miles and doing the work.  I keep making excuses.  I have become lazy.

When we moved to NorCal ... one of the thoughts that crossed my mind was, "Sweet! I won't have to buy a new cocktail or party dress because I can simply wear my old ones and no one will know." I'm not a shopper ... I spend more money on books and curriculum materials than I do on the latest fashions.  When I was avidly running, race fees were also a top contender.  But most girls and the guys who love them know that every year around November, a girl needs a new party dress ... sometimes 2 or 3 ... as was my case (hospital administration/board party, auxiliary/guild fundraiser, chamber dinner, etc.).

Another thought was, "I should be able to get into pretty good shape. I won't know anyone and won't have social obligations or other fun outings with friends to sway me from working out.  What else would I do?"  Yeah ... right!

So ... the first holiday party is now behind me and it was a kick in the face for me ... or perhaps, more apropos ...  a kick in the gut.  I didn't shop for a party dress.  I didn't even try on the dresses that were hanging in my closet until Saturday morning ... the morning of the fundraiser.  Little did I know that I wouldn't be able to zip it !!

I wallowed in self pity.  I made more excuses.  Then this morning, though I awoke with a mild head cold - the first of the season no doubt - I made a decision.

I HAVE registered for the Eugene Marathon.  
I WILL begin training NOW.  


  1. AWESOME! I'm not a shopper either. Evidently, I've been known to cause embarrassment with how old my stuff is :-)

  2. Yay! You go girl! I really need to sign up for another half. I'm itching to get back to it. Been a month since I've really trained... gotta hit the pavement! Good luck!


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