Scary, outside and in.
Tonight's running only lasted approximately 30 minutes. The street I run on was unusually dark and creepy tonight. Not sure if it was all the Halloween decorations on the houses or maybe it was the fact that I was running along side of a cemetery! Whatever it was, it had me running about a 10:20 mile.........maybe I should run dark creepy roads more often! I also changed my running playlist on my i-pod, so that had me picking up the pace a little too.
Yesterday, my runner friend at work qualified for Boston. Yeah...... I am so happy for her. Yesterday was her 3rd marathon, and she's only been running for about 2 years. She has challenged me to a half marathon in March! YIKES!! I don't know what to do. I know it's 5 months away, and I know that at some point I have to break out of my 3/4 mile comfort zone. It's just real scary to set a goal like that. I told her I'd have to get back to her. She's relentless, so I know she'll keep hounding me until I say yes! She has been after me to run a 10k, she claims that if I am able to run 4 miles, 6 will be no problem! Umm ya....easy for her to say lil' Miss BQ! I really do need to start extending my mileage. I have yet to run the 5 miler with my new running club, because I am the slowest one and already feel like a loser! Honestly, I so do not fit in with this running club. These people all have and or are training for marathons. Then there's me, trotting around the track, barely able to breath, sweating like a pig, sometimes stopping to catch my breath before I pass out........and that's only at mile 1! I swear, just the warm-up puts me over the top, then they expect me to run! The nerve.