Monday, December 7, 2009

L-A-Z-Y

YOU AIN'T GOT NO ALIBI

YOU LAZY

YEAH YEAH YOU LAZY

That's me, folks. Lazy. LAZY. What base mileage building? It's cold outside! It was 26 degrees the morning! No way I'm running in that (save it, Viper). I have barely put shoes to street since my spontaneous half marathon (a 13.1 mile long run around my parents' house in Ohio) of November 29.

I'm going to get my ass handed to me when I start training for Boston in approximately 3 weeks. I may whine about it being "too cold" right now, but winter hasn't even officially started and I know perfectly well what I'm in for when January and February roll around. Misery. Cold, horrible misery. Weeks and weeks of dragging myself out of my cozy bed in the frigid darkness, shuffling through snow and ice, freezing my fingers off...now doesn't that just sound like so much fun!

Last winter when I endured the same thing while training for the Cleveland Marathon, my mantra was "Boston Boston Boston." It kept me motivated. Now that I'm actually going to be running Boston, it will be the same. "Boston Boston Boston." I don't want to simply run this marathon, I want to rock this marathon. I want to prove to myself that I deserve to be there, that my performance in Cleveland wasn't a fluke. My ultimate goal (of course I have one already) would be to re-qualify for 2011 by setting a new PR. In order to accomplish that I am going to have to train my ass off. Sitting on the couch of doom after work and watching TiVo-ed episodes of "So You Think You Can Dance" or setting the alarm for 7:00 am isn't going to get this important job done.

Boston Boston Boston!

10 comments:

MrsCJ said...

You are going to rock Boston! I hear ya, we ran 15 on Sunday in the butt cold and I was in denial that winter is upon us.

CJ

Robert said...

Better too cold than too hot. Just bundle up a bit and you'll be fine. :-)

Payam Eric Nili said...

There's a new kind of cold and it's called 'butt cold'...I like that CJ.

Sarah, don't let the couch of doom suck you in. At the moment I'm in the exact same predicament and it would help tremendously if I could live vicariously through you.

Eric

shellyrm said...

I tell myself it's brisk. Refreshing. Don't say the "C" word. I've been trying to fib to myself for years and it's been working. Ran 3.5 this morning in 24 degrees. It's was refreshing!

Good Luck and don't let the couch suck you too far in!

Viper said...

What goes around, comes around. Suck it up and get out there. It's not that cold.

Carolina John said...

that's what you get for living in michigan. come down here for a few months if you want to see highs in the 60's. i want to see some snow dangit.

joyRuN said...

How awesome would it be to BQ at Boston!

3 weeks left on that couch of doom...

Morgan said...

I prescribe you download "Shipping up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphy's and start chanting it as you run like the wind to keep warm!!! :)

Dana said...

How do you run in the cold without getting sick??!! This is what's worrying me. I hate it!

Christina said...

Once you get into your runs in 3 weeks it won't be so bad. Right? Yeah, I know...the coldest I run in is high 30's.