To run or not to run, that is the question.

29 Oct

I’m coming upon a big question.  It’s a toughie and I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. 

Should I or should I not run the Vancouver Lake half marathon? 

I ran it last year, as my very first half marathon.  My mom and I did great on that rainy day in January.


After that one we decided to sign up for a second to keep our momentum going.  The Lacamas Lake half marathon was in July and was pretty brutal.  The combo of hills and heat made it not as fun and we both hurt after the run.

I was way more excited after the first half.  The course was flat and it was cool (well cold actually).  Registration opens on the first of November and usually fills up that same day, or within a couple days.  If I want to do this run then I can’t doddle around questioning it.

My mom doesn’t want to run it again.  The weather will likely be a bit more harsh this January.  Do I want to run it alone?  My youngest brother is contemplating running it with me.  He is way much much than me, so if we did it together I could hopefully make my time I am dreaming of.

I don’t have any big challenges going on or anything fitness wise to work towards.  I like having goals and challenges.  Plus if I sign up for it I’ll run more which I miss right now.  I need a goal to motivate myself to go on those longer runs.  It’s been easy for me to do 2.5-3 mile runs but I do miss the 6-7 mile runs.

A 12 week training program for it would start on Nov 1st, the same as the  registration date.

I really want to do this run, I guess I just worry that if I do it alone then I won’t commit to training like I want to.  It’s only 12 weeks and I’ve committed to something challenging before that was 12 weeks long. 

So much to think about and ponder. 

Big life decisions huh? Winking smile


4 Responses to “To run or not to run, that is the question.”

  1. Andrea@WellnessNotes October 29, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Reading your post, it looks to me you already know the answer! 😉 You should sign up! We’ll support you through the blog! 🙂

    • GetHealthyWithHeather October 29, 2010 at 6:47 am #

      You’re probably right Andrea, I guess I’m just being a but scared. Thanks for the support!

  2. Balanced Healthy Life October 29, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    You need to do it! I decided to run the Sedona 1/2 marathon without any friends or the Husband committed to running it with me. If you want to do it, then I say sign up and go for it! It’s always fun to have goals to train for!


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