It turns out that running is no different. I can't be content just to go out and start running. Oh no. I have to buy books on the subject, research techniques and go totally crazy about it. (I'm currently reading ChiRunning by Daniel Dreyer. It's incredible!)
And now that I've entered one race I can't help but consider entering more races.
This used to be my closet door. Now it's a bulletin board. All of those papers are information on the upcoming races I want to enter. I've pretty much planned my year according to race schedules. Most of them half marathons. Working toward the goal of a full marathon in December 2010 (hopefully!) A lot of them are regional races, although a few (like the Myrtle Beach) will give me an opportunity to travel. Still to my friends in Boise, Ogden & SLC, I'm planning on running races in your area within the next year, so I'll definitely be over for a visit. (If that's okay.) And eventually all of those papers will be replaced with Bib numbers. A living reminder of what I want to accomplish. Once 2010 is over, who knows. I'll probably keep running. After all, I haven't ever stopped watching Carolina basketball and I'll always have strong opinions on adoption. I know myself a little too well to think that this is just some phase.