7.26.2008

Mindy vs. the Marathon ...


I have an interesting relationship with my brain.

This isn't so much a boastful claim as it is a sudden realization. I used to think that the mind was the most fascinating part of the human body; but then I realized, well, look who's telling me that!

Somewhere in my brain, it has decided that it wants to run marathon. So, my body, being a willing servant goes out every single day {except for the Sabbath, of course} and runs. Since I only have seven weeks left to train for this beast, I decided that I needed to start running longer than three miles. :) And so, today I ran 10.

But my mind is evil. While my body is doing its part just fine (it feels absolutely wonderful in every way possible: lungs, legs, toenails, back {which is saying a lot if my back isn't hurting], feet, Achilles that is prone to tendinitis, everything}, my mind calls out to me {well, I guess it calls in to me}, "Minnnnndy, waaaalk! You like walking! Walking feels so good! Walking is fun!"

Curse you mind! You tell me to run this marathon and then when I willingly subject you taunt and tease with the w-word! There is a reason the phrase is, "running a marathon," because if you are actually supposed to RUN it. If you walk the dang thing, people would say, "I am going to walk a marathon."

Probably the most taxing 10 miles of my life. And because of that, current score: Marathon 10, Mindy 0.
Ohh, and by the way, a shout out to all men: it is okay if a girl passes you while running. You don't have to suddenly speed up just to eventually slow down again because she will pass you and repeat the entire vicious cycle over the remaining eight miles, okay? kthanksbye.

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The photo is part of the marathon course and where I ran this morning. And no, you won't find me in the photo because I haven't ran the marathon yet. :) I just wanted you to see where I got to run this morning! I think it's pretty! :) But if I was in this photo, I'd definitely be the girl in the cute, light pink top! :) I think all of my long runs shall be done on the course of the marathon so I become familiar with it. :)

19 comments:

Yvonne said...

Mindy,
Yvonne (Komosa) Welch here. Hope you don't mind that I read your blog every once in a while. I found it through BreAna's. This might sound funny, but I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog. You could write books, your entertaining. Good luck with the maraton...I totally look up to people who run, it takes a lot of phyical stamina and hard work. So good luck!

Meg said...

In your head.. in you heaaad.. hahaha I do not envy you! Not a runner.. I am a WALKER :)

Shauna said...

MINDY!!!!
I have found two people to run the 1/2 with us. I am for sure in. I will register Tuesday. I am so excited.
Shauna

Haley said...

Cursed mind... telling us to do things and then making it ten times harder. But show your mind who's boss!! (If that makes ANY kind of sense...)

Whitney said...

Mindy! I'm glad you found my blog! You will be totally fine in the marathon, the aren't as bad as they seem, I mean, you've been running for a long time so your buff body can handle the pain!!! ha ha Anyways, I'm glad we can keep in touch now.

Toni said...

There is no doubt in my mind that you will win out on the Mindy vs marathon score :) And that in no time you will have the cute pink running top!

~Jake and Brianna~ said...

You can do it, Mindy! This Marathon will lose soundly, and you will win!! I have no doubt that you will best the beast! Love you!

Cali said...

Funny how our minds play tricks on us! That's part of the glory of finishing a marathon... knowing that you won the battle over your body and mind! I LOVE IT! (you will too.. just wait!)

Chance said...

Enough about the address, you have it check your email!!! Love ya

Brandon and Erica said...

Holy cow....10 miles?! You are crazy and amazing...all in the same sentence!

Seriously...NICE job! Curse that mind of yours for two things: for talking you INTO a marathon, and for walking while you're supposed to be running!

But, if it makes you feel any better...you are hilarious.

Allred Mom said...

Mindy....
You can do this! The marathon has nothing over you! Remember, "No pain, no gain!" or "If it doesn't hurt somewhere, you're not doing your best!" (Yes, runners are masachists! lol) Anyway, I'll be cheering from you in Cali! btw....another point for me! It pays to see if you are on IM and what your new thought is! lol

Mike Lundberg said...

Hey, I need one more gold star because I got the song obsession one right!

Nick & Leila said...

Marathon?! That sounds crazy! I'm so impressed. I hate running! PS. if you ever want to go shopping, I'm always game!

ShaeandJustin said...

Mindy you are going to have so much fun running a marathon. I didn't hardly train for mine, and still managed to make it in pretty good time. I think the worse part for me however was when I stopped running and couldn't walk for about a week. Don't worry though, nobody else has told me that has happened to them. Which one are you running? Anyways best of luck to you, and let us know how you did.

Dennis and Amber Ogilvie said...

So I voted and I want to be on your golden star list! I can't think of anything better! I think you go to work at 7:00 and I don't think your pole is boring.
Also it's fine it you call William Will Dennis does I have just stuck to William I think it's cute! Can't wait to see you in a week!!!!!
Hey btw if I give you our username and password will you log into our blog and write entries for us, your's are so much better than anything I can come up with!!

Nikki said...

You will love TOU!!! I can't wait until you finish that finish line..nothing better in the world! Keep it up and good luck! You'll do great..you're Mindy

Matt and Avree said...

You'll be fine, just keep following your training schedule. Do you have an ipod? If not, you should get one.

Mike Lundberg said...

I know you haven't posted results on the latest question, but I would still like my gold star. You know I know the right answer.

Chennell B said...

So did you walk at all? I think your going to do very well. Sorry we didn't call you when we were in town like I said we would it was really late when we drove through on Friday and Sunday was your mom's birthday so we decided not to bother you. I'll come cheer for you if I can get the Marathon info from you.

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