Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Why?

why do people run for fun? I mean, I have run since I was in middle school (take out about three of the years I've been married and .563 years from living in the Valley of the Sun), but I still can't figure it out...

I am running the Ragnar Wasatch Back in 17 days and I just BARELY was able to finish 5 miles (well, 4.96 miles) tonight. I have to run 16.3 miles in under 24 hours for this race and I can barely do 5 miles! What do people do to train for these beasts! My ankles hurt just thinking about it. Then my knees tighten, then my hips...and the only thing that SHOULD tighten (which is my stomach) becomes more flabby the longer I run---it's too much effort to hold it tight when my other joints scream for relief! As I said...who does this for FUN!???

So, I'm going to start my own: Would you rather...

Would you rather run for 16.3 miles in less than 24 hours (three different legs of a relay race that measure like this:

Runner 10: Debbie Mathews (I think they must have become confused on my name because my sister-in-law is a Mathews and I am a Sorensen...oh well...)
Leg 10 – 3.5 miles, easy, flat
Leg 22 – 7.7 miles, hard, gradual climb
Leg 34 – 4.0 miles, very hard, steep climb

OR....

Would you rather eat four worms, an moldy apple and then run a 5k?

5 comments:

theferrisoneofall said...

Um, after piercing worms onto hooks for cubscouts yesterday (ew)- RUNNING HANDS DOWN!!!! :)

Hill Top Star said...

My brother, Rob, the major marathoner gave me some mind changing advice a few years ago when I struggling to break the running barrier. He said, "You know, it's okay to stop and walk." And all of a sudden the next day I went out and ran 5 miles without needing to stop. I just needed to know I could stop and it would be okay. So, my dear Cuz, you can stop and walk, and you'll still finish the race. Have fun!!! I'll be in Paradise this weekend. See you, Cuz

Shayla said...

love to run, but I'd rather eat the worms apple and do the 5k :)

bex said...

ew, i would rather run!i hate it to, but it makes me skinnier so fast! I have lost like 18 lbs from running and not eating sugar. (don't worry, I am still way bigger than i used to be!) that's great you are doing a big run! you will feel so great when you finish!

bex said...

speaking of running, there is a women's only 10k or 5k august 22nd in sugarhouse park in slc. i am trying to do the 10k. you should do it, after your big run it will be so easy for you!