I just remembered why I quit running back in 1977. IT'S HARD! REALLY, REALLY HARD! Today was my third day of training for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic's "Race for Justice" and I am starting to get the hang of it. But it's still hard. Each time I run, I learn something new. Today's lesson: Check outside temperature before choosing to wear heavy cotton t-shirt, and wear shorts that actually fit.
This afternoon's course was a 3.5 miles run from my office down to the path along the river and back - a beautiful run were it not for the whole "I feel like I'm going to puke from the exertion" part. They tell me that the endorphins "kick in" faster when running than cycling, but I haven't felt that yet. All I know is that on my bike, no matter how hard I am riding, no matter how long or steep the course, I have never felt like I was going to puke. Running, on the other hand . . .
But I keep going, because it's for a good cause. The run is in 10 days, and by then I hope to be able to do it without puking. On the other hand, I know some people that might pay extra to see me puke (you know who you are).
There's still time for you to support me in this effort - here's the link to the pledge page on St. Andrew's website - https://www.salcgroup.org/makeagift/securehome.cfm
Just fill in "Cecil" where it asks for the participant's name - there's only one of me (thanks be, says Mom).