Running on Empty

On Monday, my husband signed me up to run the half marathon with him. Yup, this October 15th I will hopefully be running in the 2011 Baltimore Running Festival.  Sure that sounds like no big deal, I workout 5 days a week, I wasn’t the recent victim of some rare disease of an alien abduction or a really bad Canadian goose bite, there is no real reason I can’t do this other than I don’t run. I’m not a runner. Period. (Chasing down asshole ex-boyfriends doesn’t count.) I have never, ever, ever run a race before. Not a 5k, not a fun run, nothing. Nada. Zippi. Light Chicken Gravy.

As part of the University of Maryland Children’s Heart Program Running team, I will either embarrass the hell out of myself or succeed. I lean toward success only because I don’t want to wait too long in the beer line as a straggler. I’ve seen what happens after the two hour mark.


About charmcityrants

Charm City Rants is written by Jeanne-Michele Vigna, a certified group fitness instructor, an avid traveler and seeker of knowledge, plus an expert of Eurovision and hot dogs. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and two cats. Plus, she obviously likes to complain.
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