My name is John, and I'm addicted to running events.
Phew. It feels good to admit that. Of course, like most other addictions, it is not a well hidden secret nor will my friends and family will be the least bit shocked by it. They are all well aware of my need to sign up and run every chance I can. And they want to support me, they really do. But they worry about my obsession.
Is it the medals? the swag? the cinnamon raisin bagel wedge and banana half at the finish line? I really can't say. I just know that I get an email or see a Facebook banner ad for a new event, and I'm already clicking and half-registered before I take a breath.
Action 312 - Easy There, Turbo. I need to cool my jets just a bit. Sure, I want to run all the fun stuff. But I need to remember that I have a life beyond running, my husband and friends would like to see me from time to time, and I need to maintain a balance between my running and the rest of my life.
It's not a bad thing to have at least one weekend a month that I am not running or otherwise involved in an organized event. My next free weekend is June 2nd and 3rd. Maybe I should block that out now and not plan anything. A little downtime can be a good thing, right?
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