Last year my friend Kari talked me into doing the Ogden Half Marathon. This year she’s trying to talk me out of doing the Top of Utah Half Marathon.
Last year we trained our butts off. We did our long walks every Saturday faithfully. We did our shorter walks during the week despite being tired or sick or after having worked all day long.
This year, Kari hasn’t trained as much as she would like. And I’ve been sick the last couple of weeks. We have a hotel room reserved near the starting point of the race. Kari is trying to talk me into having a Girl’s Night and not doing the race.
On the one hand I paid the entrance fee for the race ($35). I have somewhat trained. The last long walk I went on was 8 miles, which is pretty darn good.
On the other hand, I have been sick and haven’t walked in a good 2 weeks. The race is in 9 days and I know I’m not prepared. I’ve been anxious about it myself, and Kari not wanting to do the race with me, makes me not want to do it either.
I don’t know what to do.
I don’t really want to the race. I already proved to myself once that I could. But I’m also worried that if I don’t have a goal to work toward, than I won’t work out.