Timed Awkwardness

I’m in Mississippi with the girls visiting my parents.  It is so nice to be able to run whenever I want!  I do get to run a lot at home, but if Ray is out of town or home late, etc. then it makes it tough.  So tonight, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and attempt something different by attending a local run store’s timed 2 mile run.  I didn’t realize it was timed or I probably wouldn’t have gone.    I get all sorts of stressed over timed runs like this and it is pathetic.  Nobody cares that I’m slow but me, but it is like I think it is a big secret that I have to protect.  I need to get over myself.  I ran it in 18:40.  Eh.  I know.  Now you know my secret.

Anyway, I went and it was mildly uncomfortable for me because I didn’t know anybody.  Everybody knew everybody and I felt awkward.   I suppose I could have walked up to people and introduced myself, but I didn’t, so I stood there like a lump waiting for the run to start.  And afterwards, I grabbed a slice of pizza and headed for my car.  It was fine and I’m glad I went, but man, it sucks not knowing anybody.  I might force myself to go again next week, we’ll see!

Now on Thursday, I could go to a running group that meets at a pub for beer afterwards.  I was planning on going, but after tonight’s awkwardness I think I’ll give myself a pass.

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Shelba - November 26, 2013 - 3:06 pm

I didn’t end up going to another one of those runs, btw. I’m such a loser.

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