Just before the finish line during my first half
It takes up a lot of time, especially when you take into account all of the epsom salt baths, foam rolling, massaging, Tiger Balm applying and the whining and crying. Plus, I'm dealing with a torn disk in my back and off-and-on shin splints. And I don't have that "This is my first half!" excitement.
But all of that seems like small potatoes compared to the migraines I often get after strenuous runs, especially when I run in the morning. Now that I work nights, that's pretty much my only choice.
So why am I putting myself through this? Reading what I just wrote makes me wonder if I'm a masochist. But really I think it's that I function best under pressure and challenges. And this is my current challenge. If not now, when? The Sarasota Half Marathon is held in March, and that's the month I'll be getting married next year. And I will NOT be running a half marathon, thankyouverymuch.
Plus, despite what it sounds like, I actually like running, and it is hard to beat the that indescribable feeling you get after achieving something pretty darn amazing!