I think I might have a genetic problem or abnormality. That is the only thing that can explain the insanity that has over taken my life. And seeing as my sister has the same problem I am blaming genetics – more specifically my mom.
Earlier this week my sister sent me information on a trail run coming up this year. She actually sent it to a few people and asked how fit were we feeling… Nobody responded besides me! I just said “I’m in!”
Well entries were limited to 100, so we set our alarm clocks to be sure we were 2 of those 100.. We made it. I am skipping around and all happy for most of the morning– and then realised that I now actually have to run 40km on a trail!!! Yikes.
I might have mentioned before that I have never actually run a marathon before (Ironman marathons don’t count as you walk a lot of that). It was my goal for this year to run the Knysna marathon, which I was pretty scared about doing – and now I am going to do the same distance on dirt tracks – I think insanity is the only thing that can explain this – and my excitement at doing this.
The race I have entered is the Baviaans Trail Run. 40km through the Baviaanskloof Reserve. It should be AWESOME! And to do it with my equally insane sister FUN!
When I told my mom about it, she did not help her cause.. Her reaction… “wow that sounds awesome! Maybe I could do that?” Yip, definitely a genetic problem. But one I would not trade for the world! Thanks mom.