One of the things I added was "Run a 5K."
Now, I'm not a runner. That much should be apparent even if you're new here. I... I don't particularly care for the feeling of not being able to breathe and that of feeling like I'm going to crumple up and die at any second. I don't like burning lungs or achy sides and I'm kind of a wuss about the whole thing. Late last summer, one of my friends and I started running a little bit, and right before it turned into fall and got cold, I could run a solid eleven minutes without stopping - but only because of the peer pressure aspect of not wanting to be the one who punked out first. (Motivation, fuck yeah!).
A bunch of my friends did the Warrior Dash last year and had a great time. They almost tried to drag me into it, but I knew there was absolutely no way I could train to run a 5K in time let alone be in good enough shape to handle the extra challenges/obstacles - things like CLIMBING and I don't even know what else. But CLIMBING is not a thing I can do. Rope Day in gym class was a nightmare.
Then I saw this on Pinterest.
And I was like, now that's the kind of 5K I would enjoy. (Because while I have an aversion to being covered with mud, apparently I'm totally cool with the idea of being covered in paint? I don't know. I've been muddy before, and I don't particularly like the feeling. I can be such a girl.)
So I repinned it so I'd have it somewhere to come back to and then moved along.
Then! Katherine tweeted at me and was all, "yo, I want to travel for a race, we should do this" and I'm all "but they're so faaaarrrr" and she's like, "bitch, Kansas City and Minneapolis are NOT that far from you" and I was like "oh. oh yeah." Because I always forget that KC is a mere 2-3 hour drive from here, and I hadn't seen Minneapolis on the list when I was scrolling because I am apparently blind or something. (That whole conversation was paraphrased, by the way.)
These two events happen to not be until July. Between now (February) and then (July), I am sure I could muster up the ability to run 3.1 miles. (Ok, I guess Kansas City is in June, not July, but whatever.) AND it sounds like it's a pretty laid-back race, as far as races go.
Behold, text copied from their site:
And... and... well, if you don't think it's kind of cool by now, I'm not going to be able to convince you. But I have convinced myself AND my lazy ass, and so you know what?
I'm totally gonna do it.
PS - If anyone else wants in, I think if we have 4+ people, we can make a team, and registration costs per person are slightly cheaper. You know you want to...