Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Well everyone else is

If you know me at all, I tend to be rather random and sometimes impulsive.  Which is rather odd considering I hate change and like to know “what is next”.  But this is not a psych analysis, so let’s just accept it that I tend to be oxymoronic and move on

I’m not sure about you but it seems cross fit, working out, marathons, triathlons, running and just exercising in general has taken over my Facebook news feed.  It seems like an addiction among everyone I know, other than myself.  HA!  Here’s the thing, I kind of hate exercising.  Well, not exactly the actual exercising part but the out of breath/exhaustion part and sweating part isn’t really my cup of tea.

I know how to get more toned and look better in a swimsuit, but I just have almost no desire to put the effort in.  There is just limited incentive (in my opinion) that trumps the hard work and effort involved in working out.  Pathetic?  Yep!

Anyways, I thought it would be fun to join the ban wagon and participate in some running event that hopefully would not result in the need for medical attention.  Not because it would help me get in better shape but to fit in with my Facebook friends, my news feed and just to have fun.  After all its always fun to feel a part of something and even though it involved running, it seemed everyone had a blast doing it.  So, why not?  It’s not that I’m physically unable to train for a marathon or triathlon but I tend to lose motivation about three minutes into day one.  HA!  Though I’m good with team efforts and it always seems to suck less if you’re doing it with others.

I would love to become a marathon runner but the work involved totally turns me off!  I like quick results!  I also have a tendency to think I have some super power enabling me to randomly go run a 5K without any training and finish in less than twenty-five minutes!  Yes, I was pre-med and have quite a wealth of knowledge on the human body and its physiology.  Though, that knowledge is never applied to my personal self, after all that would be pragmatic and I’m far from pragmatic (when dealing with myself).

As much as I would love to be a true runner, those desires are not powerful enough to get up and run, let alone on a regular basis.  Though once in a while, acting on those desires could be fun.  Not to mention I always had a desire to be a contestant on Nickelodeon GUTS or Legends of the Hidden Temple or Wild and Krazy Kids.  Plus, I always liked obstacles courses.  I guess the obstacles help me forget that running is involved.
Going off the events that had popped up on my Facebook news feed over the past few months, I thought maybe a mud run, or color run would be challenging but doable.  Well, Google revealed that there was a dirty girl mud run in my area the first week in May!  Not really knowing exactly what a dirty girl mud run involved and blinded by the excitement that one was literally in my back yard, I registered myself and a-yet-to-be-determined friend.

Poor Justine, it’s definitely a trip being friends with me…..