It's Tuesday evening, more than 2 days after barely surviving and finishing my first 30k race, with my feet, legs and thighs hurting, my butt muscles in pain, and climbing up and down my stairs quite like climbing Mt. Everest, here I am, contemplating like a crazy fool the possibility of signing up for a full marathon in May. What is wrong with me? Am I nuts?
After suffering from painful muscle cramps on my thighs the last few kilometers of last Sunday's race, I was telling myself, this is it. No more of these crazy (too) long distance races. The 5k or even the 10 k are the ideal distances for an old, fat guy like me. Yesterday morning, as I got out of bed and slowly and in pain walked down the staircase (holding on to the railing for balance) for my morning coffee, I still felt the same way as the day before. No more running races more than 10kms.
What a difference a day makes. Tonight, I am thinking full marathon. The Mississauga Marathon a smaller race on the west end of Greater Toronto is scheduled for May 10 or the biggest marathon race in Canada, the ING Ottawa Marathon to be held on May 24 in scenic Ottawa, the nation's capital?
I am getting tempted to make my decision right at this moment, but, I will wait another day. Maybe a good night sleep would help me make the right decision. A full marathon in May?
Tomorrow maybe a different story. We'll see.