Saturday, January 25, 2020

Good thing green and purple are my colours.

the countdown to #dopey2021 begins now

My thought process regarding any sort of major life decision is always a combination of why not / what’s the worst thing that can happen and a rather exuberant FUCK IT.

After joking that I wasn’t Dopey enough to do the Dopey, it became sort of a half-assed bucket list item. (It might be nice if I did a Dopey Challenge. Maybe in a few years.)

Then, I decided to do my first half marathon.

I’m not particularly pleased at how I did - I trained a lot harder, in hotter weather - but I didn’t get swept and that’s all I wanted out of the experience.

And now…

Why not try a full marathon? I know how to hydrate and fuel. I’ve been working hard and my first half proved I was capable of doing 13 miles. What’s another 13 more? What the worse that can happen? I don’t finish the race?

Ah, FUCK IT! I’m signing up for the Dopey. Go big or go home, right?


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I’ve already done 45 miles this month and FRC’s Racery event just started, so I know I’m going to come close to that total in the next nine days ALONE. I kind of have another goal in the back of my mind to try and do at least 170 miles/month. That actually gets me to 2,040 miles over the course of the year, and I’d be happy with 2,020, but I like round numbers and 170 is better than 168.33333333333333333333.

2020 is going to kick my ass.

And I have a feeling I’m going to love every minute of it (when I’m not bitching loudly about my stupidity).

Posted by Matty on 01/25 at 05:17 PM