I always loved the movie The Goonies. Sean Astin? Swoon. (One of these days, I am gonna meet him at a runDisney event and probably blush like crazy). Anyway, one of my favorite Goonies scenes had Sloth yelling to the Goonies, “Hey You Guys!” It was like calling the troops to rally. A battle cry. Summoning your peeps.
Well, I’m yelling, “Hey You Guys!” Because I could use some encouragement. Well, more than just some.
You see, I’m having trouble getting prepared for Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon in November for several reasons. Number one, I’m struggling with an Achilles issue that just won’t go away. When I get up, my left ankle hurts and I initially walk like an old lady. Ain’t nobody got time for that! My Achilles is a pain.
No, not that Achilles.
Second, I am also having issues with my right foot going numb on some of my runs. And so I haven’t been able to get my distance up and prepare like I want to for the half marathon I have in 46 days (GULP!)
OK, so on the plus side, I am getting my booty off the couch and exercising. I do feel better once I am done. It is a runDisney race and we will be stopping and starting lots to take photos. And I get to run with my best friend, who I ran with last time on a whim and managed to do 6 miles without really training. But 6 miles ain’t 13 miles, ya know?
My third issue that I think is having a bigger role in my life than I like to give it credit for is my thyroid. My get up and go got up and went, and so I struggle with energy and maintaining it throughout the day if I run in the morning. Basically, I’m not in the shape I need to be and while I’m working on it, it may not be fast enough to get me race ready.
And you have no idea what a leap it is for me to even share this because I HATE admitting this even to myself. So you can imagine how putting it out on the Interwebs makes me feel. Letting people know that I am having a hard time just is not easy for me.
That’s where you come in. Could you post a comment that might help me put it all in perspective? Some words of encouragement? Tell me to suck it up or quit whining–anything! Or consider donating to the American Thyroid Association as my charity that I hope to raise $ 500 for as part of this race? Whatever method you choose, I would be oh so grateful.
And I would say, “Hey You Guys! You Are Awesome!” and I’d be jumping for joy! Like this…