I Registered

(no, not to vote. . . I did that last month remember and I donated my organs and they did not even give me a discount on my drivers license renewal :)), but for a half- marathon today. What is wrong with me? I have been going back and forth to try to decide if I wanted to pursue it. With a little peer pressure, I registered forty five big ones! I am scared to death. Someone, anyone talk me out of this exercise sickness that has come over me.

Part of the reason I have been wavering is because I have some major shin splints that has stopped me from running before. The word on the street is that the pain from running will subside after I break a running barrier or a leg . . .whichever comes first. I am at four miles and I have not been able to break the barrier. I have to ice down my shins right after I run and for quite awhile after I run. I am going to persevere though. All two of you that reads this blog will see pictures of me at the half marathon on December 6th. . .possibly crawling through the finish line. . .but I will finish! :)

In honor of the little frog and my perseverance, I will re post this anonymously written poem:

Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl;

The one was wise, and a cheery soul.

The other one took a gloomy view

And bade his friend a sad adieu.

Said the other frog with a merry grin,

"I can't get out, but I won't give in;

I'll swim around
till my strength is spent,

Then I will die the more content.

And as he swam,
though ever it seemed,

His struggling began
to churn the cream

Until on top of pure butter
he stopped, And out of the bowl
he quickly hopped. The moral you ask?
Oh, it's easily found! If you can't get out, keep swimming around!


katherine said...

yay! i'm so glad you decided to run! i ran 10 today and the entire time i kept thinking what have i gotten myself into?! if i can do a marathon, you can do a half-marathon. i'm going to post soon what i've been learning by training for this run. i'm sure you'll appreciate it ;)

did michael tell you that a good way to prevent/treat shin splints is to make sure you're pointing and flexing your foot several times before and after you run? that stretches your muscles that cause shin splints. that trick has helped me.

cheerios mom said...

YOU GO GIRL! It's just like Dorey said... "Just keep swimming!" LOL! Gonna share the poem with the gals at work in the a.m. Praying your week goes well! Hugs! <3 M

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! You will do great. :-) I think the average barrier is just over 4 miles. So many folks quit there and they are SO CLOSE! Push through, friend!