I’ve lost my mind!

by Michael

Ok, so I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my mind.  Ran my first “race” of any type in over 17 years, and clearly, my body is not what it used to be.  Thinking I could lightly jog the measly 2-miles, I started jogging right out the gate, and in less than a half-mile, my left calf seized up, and that was that.  I had to walk the rest of it, and even that was painful.  I feel sorry for my girlfriend because I know she could have left me behind, and she probably should have, but she stuck with me through it.

Ended up taking us a whopping 34 minutes to complete the 2 miles, and while I’m somewhat mad at myself because, as I said during the race “the man who was smoking while having the shits in the porta-potty has beat me!” I was determined to finish it, and I did.

Clearly, my body has been in worse shape than I thought, and it was a sign that I need to take it slower.  The one benefit I had though, was laughing and able to cut up, making the most out of what was honestly a miserable situation at times.

She’s got me signed up for a 4k at the end of Feb, and while that’s insane to me in many ways, I’m determined to do better than what I did today.  I might have to walk the bulk if not all of it, but I’m determined to get back into shape this time.

I think I have the support system to back me up, so we’ll see how it goes from here on out.  I will say though, no more getting beat by heavy smokers that have the shits.  I’ll at least be beating the people with digestive issues next time!

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