Waiting For My Second Wind

Some of you may have noticed that the time posted next to my 5K results has not changed in over a week. It's not because I haven't been running. It's because I haven't been able to run the whole three miles again without stopping.

I think the only reason I was able to do it once was because I was running with The Overachiever and trying to be some kind of role model or something.

Please stop laughing if you are one of those people who think three miles is a little warm-up run. Because I have to tell you that three miles feels like 30 to me.

And don't tell me that if I keep running I am going to get my "second wind." I'm pretty sure someone made that up just to keep running hacks like me from quitting altogether.

How am I going my second wind when I haven't even found my first one yet? And how am I going to run three miles in an official race on Saturday in front of lots of people I know when I can't even do it by myself in my very own neighborhood?

At this point, I'm hoping the shame The Athlete and The Overachiever will feel if I don't finish might propel me toward the finish line.

I'm going to go out and give it another shot today.

Who knows, maybe I'll get my second wind.


Anonymous said...

Lis-One of the mom's in my stroller strides group, who ran TRIATHALONS pre-baby just ran in a 5-K and finished in 49 minutes, so you are doing just fine! You have her beat by 10 minutes and she is a crazy runner lady!

Michele said...

I'm rooting for ya!