Runner Itch

I can’t wait to run, and lately with having an 8-5 job I haven’t been able to. Uh, I feel like I’m going completely crazy. I don’t know how some people do it; don’t work out at all and still have the sanity to make it through the day. Luckily I have friends that keep me busy and a boyfriend who keeps me totally occupied, but if I didn’t what would I do?

I think I get cranky when I don’t run. I start being a slightly less of a bitch than my mother is and I do horrible things to people, like the world owes me something, or I should be making a milliion dollars just for getting up in the morning.

So I’m running a 1/2 marathon. I don’t feel ready to run a full marathon just yet, but I feel like a 1/2 would keep my energy at bay, and give me something to train for during the week. You have to keep yourself busy and entertained, I think that’s the key to life. Stay happy, healthy, and busy, and you will stay alive.

I have a lot of things I want to do with my life and a 1/2 marathon running is just one of them. I want to do one in all 50 states, wouldn’t that be cool? I’ve looked into two so far, well more than that but two that are close to my home town. I live in Bellingham, Washington, so I looked into one in Sedro Woolley and also one in Seattle, the Michelob Ultra’s 1/2 marathon in May. I can’t decide which one I want to do more, but I think it is probably going to be the one in May. I’m too nervous to do the one this Saturday, I mean what if I can’t finish it? Or what if I do finish it and then I die at the end because my heart is so overwhelmed with exercise that it just shuts down. Do you think that could happen to a 25-year-old?

I read about this fifty something year old marathoner the other day, don’t ask me his name because I don’t remember, but anyway this marathon ran more than 10 miles every single day. How do you have time to put in 10 miles after an 8-5 job? I think I need to rethink my life… maybe start a new career.