Thursday, October 20, 2011

Because I Need Goals


It's hard for me to remember if I've said this before (since I've said sooo much nonsense here) but I'm a goal oriented person.  I can kick some ass and take some names (sometimes very few names) if I'm motivated to do something but put no clear goal in front of me and I turn into a steaming pile of suck who drinks a tad too much.  Put some idiotic goal in front of me though and viola! I'm motivated focused.  This is why I'm thinking of doing this race next weekend.  A running race?  For reals?  That's right ladies and gentlemen, I'm 95.3% sure I'll be doing a 13 mile trail running race next weekend.  Let's just pretend to forget that I have never run anywhere close to 13 miles before.  Back in the day, when I was a bowl cut wearing high school not quite but almost stud, I ran track.  In those days I could do 5-6 miles without too much trouble but I was young and stupid.  Now, I'm almost 20 years older and still stupid so I think I can pull it off.

Up til now, my run training regimen has consisted of 2-3 mile trail runs three or so days a week so it shouldn't be too hard to tack on another 10.  Of course, my normal trail runs involve a lot of stopping to call the dog back so maybe I should take the mutt so I have an excuse to stop often?

Who really cares though if I stink up the joint and walk half of the race.  The important thing is that I now have something to train for.  Too bad it was raining this morning.  I'm motivated but not MOTIVATED!


5 comments:

Will said...

DO IT!!! Wish I could be there. It'll be super fun.

Alby King said...

Ok, I give. How'd you get that picture? It is your shoe - yes??

rick is! said...

its from the race website you silly goose.

Alby King said...

Oh. Well in that case, maybe add that to your goals.

Miff said...

Ah, Question asked and answered.... nice foot action Rick.
Add to your goals for sure!
Miff