The year before last, I ran the half in the Melbourne Marathon. Last year I ran a very slow and painful 10 kms. I was in the zone – the geriatic zone. My legs just didn’t want to work.
This year, with all the no running and problems I’ve had, I didn’t even consider running. I didn’t want to do an even slower and more painful 10 kms. I didn’t want to do 5 kms. I thought about the half a few months ago but would never have been able to do it.
So, I got an email this week and decided to opt out all together and volunteer instead. I’ve always wanted to volunteer at a running event. I think all the folks working at these things do an amazing job and really appreciate how just a smile or word of encouragement can help lift your spirits (even though I like to have my ipod on when I run, at fun runs I always take the ear buds out when I pass the marshalls cos it’s rude not to).
Anyway, I’ll be working at the finish line somewhere on the day so hope to see lots of familar faces looking triumphant.