From Unstoppable to Unstartable

It was only 14 months ago that from a running standpoint I was unstoppable.  My legs were labeled “bomb-proof” and I managed to finish the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile Ultramarathon.  I was at the peak of my adult running career.  Side note: I say adult because I have yet to touch my speeds from high school.  Anyway, I had gotten to the point where any run shorter than 10 miles was a day off!

Fast forward to the present moment and from a running (or any other exercise) standpoint I am unstartable!  I cannot seem to keep any consistency with my workouts at all.  I am definitely full of excuses these days and it is pissing me off.  And the worst part is that I have not hit rock bottom yet.  I can still manage to go out and run 5 or 6 miles without dying even though it is not pretty and I can feel it for a day or so.

But do I really want to wait until I hit rock bottom before I get off my ass and start training again?  And what in the hell would my rock bottom look like anyway?  This?

I am talking about the one on the left.  I am already bald like the one on the right.

I imagine if I get much closer to that size Christine will boot me to the couch……or further.  Because I would not be a happy camper.  But seriously, is that what it will take?

I sure hope not.  I am definitely trying to find that spark to get things going.  And after I showed Christine this video, she is thinking about signing up for something as well.


Maybe it is time I just pull the trigger and sign up for something.  Maybe I need to find that “Holy shit you’re doing what?” race to get me in gear.  Maybe it is time to get off the couch and back to the grind.  Maybe it will be this one.

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