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Big Hairy Running Goal | Tuesdays on the Run
So one day, I was getting ready for work and we were watching the Today Show. The New York City Half Marathon had recently finished, and Al Roker ran the race. They were talking about it.
During a commercial break, I said to my husband “If Al Roker can run a half marathon, so can I!”
… now, what my husband SHOULD have said was “you sure can!” and then life would go on and nothing would have changed.
… but what did my husband ACTUALLY say?? “I don’t know, that is a lot of miles…”
Guys, that’s why I started running. True story.
Anyways there really wasn’t a point to that story other than wanting to use a Barney GIF in a post. And to talk about how I went from a non-runner who only kind of mildly thought running was mildly cool… to an insane person.
An insane person who wants to do an Ironman.
I mean… I do but I don’t.
I want the tattoo. I want the glory. I do NOT want to train for it.
I’ve promised that husband I mentioned earlier that I would wait until our kids were at least old enough to wipe their own butts before jumping into a goal like that one.
I feel like he’s a marathon widow in the winter with the insane amount of time I spend outside running, I can’t even begin to imagine what that would be like if I put in swimming and biking.
I know I like the sport, I actually have already completed two very small less-than-sprint distance Triathlons – BOTH while I was pregnant.
The swims were through the lazy river of the resort hosting the event. There was a reason I picked that race two years in a row… ha!
But, seriously y’all.
I’ve told myself I want to do it before I’m 50.
If I keep going the rate I am going, I want to do a FULL Ironman.
… guys, I’m 32 I have a lot of time to change my mind.
For now, I am going to stick with my marathons (ha!), and soon I am going to start to look into a few sprint triathlons… and maybe a half Ironman before I’m 40.
Then, it’s on.
Especially when my two adorable little girls turn into two ridiculous teenagers… I’ll be looking for any reason to blow off some steam! I’ll get the coach, I’ll get the accessories, and I’ll get on the training.
140.6 is?a lot of miles.
… and sorry husband, I’m getting the tattoo.
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)