My Rational (and Irrational) Running Fears

18 Nov

Things I’m currently worried about for tomorrow’s 20-mile run:

  • Hitting a wall
  • Hitting multiple walls
  • Falling into a bottomless pothole
  • Tripping on a brick
  • IT band issues
  • Peacock attacks
  • Getting stumped playing The Name Game
  • No one wanting to play The Name Game
  • All of the water stations running out of water
  • Yellow Gatorade
  • Getting hit by a car
  • Getting hit by a cyclist
  • Getting hit by a baseball
  • Finally catching the severe cough that my co-workers having been passing around the office between now and seven hours from now
  • Having a tendonitis flare up
  • Chafing so bad that blood soaks through my clothes
  • Sleeping through my alarm
  • Cemetery zombies
  • Becoming a running zombie
  • Boredom
  • Bird poop
  • Alligators
  • Losing my car key somewhere between mile 1 and 20
  • Running out of things to talk about
  • Take so long to run that my Nike+ watch runs out of battery
  • Not finishing
  • The ice bath I will undoubtedly have to take afterwards

More to come after the run …

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3 Responses to “My Rational (and Irrational) Running Fears”

  1. joannegarcia November 18, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    i would be scared of peacock attacks too.

  2. DJ November 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    How was that ice bath? If you didn’t use at least 40 lbs of ice, you didn’t use enough. Torture….but well worth it!

    • Hemarie November 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

      The ice bath was brutally cold. How did you guess? 🙂

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