This was the conversation in my head this morning:

Voice #1: You look slightly Pillsbury Dough Boyish. You need to start running again.

Voice #2: You should enter a race.

Voice #3: Don’t be stupid. You’re too slow. You’ll look like a fool.

Voice #1: It’s 2 against 1. You lose.

So I entered my first 5K in New York City on October 14th at LaGuardia Airport. Yes, I get to run on the runway at LaGuardia which is pretty darn awesome, but I may finish last, which will be pretty darn humiliating. But I drafted two of my sisters to run with me so at least we will all be humiliated together. What’s that saying? Humiliation loves company… or something like that.

Plus, my registration fee goes to support the Wounded Warrior Project, so really, my imminent humiliation isn’t that big of a deal. Check it out here.

I’ve Entered My First Race

3 thoughts on “I’ve Entered My First Race

  1. euphoranyc says:

    Congrats! And you still have over 3 weeks to train. I have those exact voices in my head too, no worries. Btw, it’s misery loves company 😉 But you knew that…Good luck!

  2. NamWrites says:

    Thanks! I’m hitting the pavement tonight. Stay tuned…

  3. John Sutter says:

    you have a ton of time to train — and I think once you get out there you’ll see there’s all sorts of runners — elite Kenyans to the elderly and everyone (all shapes and sizes in between). 5ks are great because they are good races in that they are timed and are official but they are also a bit more relaxed.

    Really cool that you can run on the runway! Don’t get hit by a plane!

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