Posted by Rebecca
I ran 10 miles last Saturday. No, not for fun. I’m a week away from my next half marathon, so I have to run whether I like it or not. Mostly not.
Here’s a little look into what is going on inside my head during a long run….
Mile 0 – Ok, I can do this. It’s beautiful out, not too hot. I have water and snacks. The scenery is perfect, I have music, and there are lots of barnyard animals to keep me company. I’ve done this before, I can do it again.
Mile 0.5 – I can’t believe I’m only 1/20th of the way done.
Mile 1 – Oh my gosh! This is the WORST day of my life! Everything hurts.
Mile 1.5 – Why am I doing this? What has my life come to? I should be at home, eating breakfast and watching TV like a normal person!
Mile 2 – Ok, I’m starting to feel better. Good pace, good music. I got this.
Mile 3 – Hey, Mr. Peacock. What’s up, little lamb? Oh hey, other runners. Hi there, cyclist. I love all these people out here with me. We may not know each other, but it sure feels good to have all these other people trying their best today too. I love everyone!
Mile 4 – In the zone. Almost half way. The miles are passing quickly. This is not as bad as I expected.
Mile 5 – Half way! And I feel great! I got this! I really should run a full marathon with my brother. It would be fun, we could do it somewhere like Disneyland or Hawaii or New York City. That would be great. I mean, if I can run a half I can definitely run a full!
Mile 6 – “You down with OPP – Yeah you know me,
Who’s down with OPP – Every last homie.” (singing in my head, or maybe out loud, it’s hard to say….)
Mile 7 – Ok, maybe a full marathon would be a bit too much. But I could definitely do another half. I should do one in a few months. I’m already training. I could just keep going. Yeah, that’s what I’ll do…. My hips hurt.
Mile 8 – My legs hurt. (start texting friends to distract myself from the fact that I still have 2 stupid miles to go – FYI texting and running is a dumb idea)
Mile 9 – Me: Did that stupid cow just look at me? Stop looking at me you dumb cow!! You are such an ugly stupid cow!! I hate you so much!!
Cow: Moo. (swats flies with tail)
Mile 9.25 – My feet hurt. I can’t believe some people are sitting at home, just eating breakfast and watching TV while I’m out here doing this stupid run! Did that cyclist just wave at me? What a douche!
I! HATE! EVERYONE!
Mile 9.5 – Oh my gosh! This is the WORST day of my life! Everything hurts.
Mile 9.75 – What am I doing with my life? What has gotten me to this point?? How can the car still be so far away???
Mile 10 – I! AM! AWESOME!
(try to jump up and down for joy, but just drool on myself instead)
P.S. I know, I know – this is supposed to be a trailer blog. But I’ve been a little distracted lately with this running thing. If you have any ideas, questions, suggestions, or requests for trailer posts, please feel free to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.