Remember when I started working out with Vic and I got kinda cocky and I'm all "I am going to run a 5K every month for a year!" ?
And I have *cough* "run" one 5 K a month since October 2010.
It's been great! I've had lots of fun, got lots of T-Shirts and have beat my best more than once.
This month is different.
This month is the 36th Annual Beach to Bay relay marathon.
I heard you gasp. Don't worry -- It's a RELAY marathon. I am not going to run it by myself.
And that's what scares me to DEATH.
I am running with five other people. Five awesome people. Our team is called Victor's Grasshoppers. Isn't that a stooopid name? I couldn't think of any other names. I just kinda think of Victor as Master Po -- only not blind. And we are like David Carradine. . .without the auto-erotic asphyxiation. We're going to wear vivid green shirts. And pink skorts. Well, I am wearing a pink skort. Don't know about the other guys.
I'm running the shortest. . .I mean first leg.
Fear #1: Five other, awesome people are going to have to make up time for me.
It is the largest relay marathon in the US. NO OTHER PLACE in our country has a marathon relay this big.
Fear #2: What if I am SO SLOW that my relay partner gives up and goes home?
It's so big, we have to take a shuttle to the race.
Fear #3: What if I am so slow I miss the shuttle back home?
I am "running" the beach leg.
Fear #4: What if I am so slow that the Sexy Seniors running club kicks sand in my face as they pass me?
The beach leg is short, but it's on sand. So it's challenging.
Fear #5: What if I am SO SLOW that the race is over by the time I pass the baton?
This Saturday, if you see a sweaty, sandy, slow, scared runner wearing a green T-Shirt and a pink skort -- that will be me.