Uhhh….because I hate it?
But also it’s killer on my knees and as Hockey Playing Husband and I have discovered, knees are important. I have friends who run half marathons regularly and get many an invitation to join them which I politely refuse with a “the only way I’ll run that distance ever again is if someone is chasing me the entire way wearing a hockey mask and carrying a knife”. While I had a good time running a half and a super fun time running 15 k for the Midsummer Night’s Run a few years ago–which isn’t so much a run as it is a really long jog to the beer tent–long distance is way too hard on my knees. Apparently being a pigeon-toed pronator doesn’t just affect your feet and ankles, that little ol’ ripple effect goes all the way up.
But I still like me a good goal so I signed up to run a 10 k race in May. It’s a doable distance, a great kick in the ass to work on my cardio and it’s in the evening which means the cold beer afterwards is going to taste mighty fine.
So ya, that’s it. I signed up to run a race, my first one of the year. I guess the point of this post is whatever it is you’re doing, you have to find what works for you.
Apparently what works for me is running towards beer.
p.s. If you’re interested in joining me for this 10 k jaunt for beer contact me and I can send you the details.