100 days to go!

It’s just 100 days until the next Cowtown Marathon.  My whole running world revolves around the Cowtown.  I started just to run that one.

I was going to go all in and live my dream and do the full, but after my last half a few weeks ago, I have had to come to a hard realization.  I can still run and fight my condition, but not for 26.2 miles.  I had to change my registration from the full down to the half.  Surprisingly, that was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  The odds are that I only have one more half in me, but we will see where that goes.

Do I still really count as a runner if I can never knock out the full marathon?  It is the event that moves you over to elite.  On the one hand, I can’t do it.  On the other hand, I work harder just to train and complete a half that some do for the full.

Sometimes I just question things too much.  All that matters is I have 100 days and I am excited


About thejollyrunner

There's so much and so little time. The two most important things to know is I suffer from a condition caused Generalized Dystonia and that I love to run. Ironically, two things that don't mix are what now defines me. I have a whole variety of other interests such as my long standing devotion to the Texas Rangers. I am also quite the hunter, fisher, and all around outdoorsman. If I had more time and less dystonia pains, I would fit in more gardening, home improvement, and probably some amatuer astronomy. And lastly, while my life is regrettably being slowed down from the dystonia, I am trying my hand at writing. I have a lot of ideas and it would be nice to see if I have what it takes to create some works worthy of publsihing.
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1 Response to 100 days to go!

  1. I have a quote hanging in my office that begins “if you run, you’re a runner”. I don’t remember the rest of it but that’s always been my favorite part. When my knee doesn’t cooperate with me and I can’t run or can’t run as far or as fast, I like to tell myself that line.


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