6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Never Again!! Uh Huh Mel!!

When I crossed the Finish Line of my first (and only) Marathon I told my husband and closest friends "Do not let me do that again!" And in that moment I meant it... Oh how we forget.. Today I found myself on Runners World searching for MARATHONS within a 200 mile radius of Puyallup, WA. WHAT??? What am I doing??


As Heather at Run Faster Mommy so eloquently (and hilariously) put it in here post HERE, running is like giving birth. You say you will NEVER DO IT AGAIN, but once the pain wears off you find yourself tempted... I have 2 babies...and so far 1 Marathon :)
I did not sign up for any of the races...but the fact that I even hit SEARCH tells me that in 2010 I may cross another Marathon finish line.
No promises... UGH!!!

12 comments:

robinbb said...

I totally agree with that saying about birth, although, I am so done having babies, but can't stop running marathons! I knew you would try again! You need to come run Boston so we can meet!

cami said...

I like the analogy between marathon-running and child-laboring pains. :)

aron said...

I had no doubt you would do another marathon :) you are too driven and athletic to not want another chance :) :) :) cant wait to see what you pick!

RunningLaur said...

We all do this!

I think you may have said that this blog was only to get to the marathon too. Looks like you might be hooked on this too :)

Can't wait to see what's next!

Baylee♥ said...

You'll be running one again :) i guarantee it :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

LOL...i knew it wouldn't take you long :D

Velma said...

I knew it!!! Pick something low key, flat, and fun. Give yourself time to rest as well.

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Mel you will TOTALLY be doing another marathon, I've known it since the day you did your first. I can't wait to hear which one it will be and I big time can't wait to chat with you about it both in blog land and radio land! Woo hoo!!

Lacy said...

while I only have one kid (can't seem to forget that experience yet) I keep signing up for marathons. My biggest "never again" is Pikes Peak Ascent. I purposely didn't sign up for this years race and now that it's a month away, I'm sick that I'm not going to do it!! My husband said I need to write down all the horrible elements of the race and focus on that before I go after it again. I just can't seem to remember them very well now :)

Ashley said...

Ah...we are all glutons for punishment! ;)

Marlene said...

Haha, didn't take too long! The first one is just like an appetizer.

Morgan said...

So true! You run it, it hurts, you finish and you're so happy to be done with it... you swear you'll take a rest period, no more races anytime soon... and the next thing you know... the "itch" comes and you have got to get those shoes on! Good for you! Can't wait to see which one you decide to do!