I’ve been saying it since the beginning of 2020: I’m going to register for the Michigan 13.Wine Half Marathon happening Sunday, August 16th. This was my very first half marathon I trained for and ran in 2013, so registering again has special significance to me. It was a milestone of pride in the past, and I held high hopes it could be another in my future. A goal to aim towards in terms of my physical abilities. A savior for my lowered self-esteem.
However, as January turned to February to March to April and almost to May, I kept putting registration off. Excuses became my constant companion:
“The weather just doesn’t have me in the mood.”
“What if COVID cancels the race?”
“I can’t plan that far ahead!”
“I honestly don’t know if I’ll be fit enough for my knees to take on that distance.”
Then today I was looking at my calendar and a little notice appeared saying, “13.1 price increases April 28th”. I reread my post on my WHY. I circled tonight’s reminder for Week 1, Day 3 of my run training. I chose Fleetwood Mac for my daily Spotify listening — my go-to running artist.
And I did this:
Yep! It is official, friends. I am registered for the Michigan 13.Wine Half Marathon on Sunday, August 16th. Once I complete my 5k training on June 10th, I’ll jump straight into half marathon training.
I will conquer this beast.
I will run this half marathon in its entirety.
I will earn that bottle of wine following the race…
But most importantly, I will prove to myself what a badass I am and hit that milestone of pride yet again.