Many of y'all asked about how and when and why I started "hooking up" with Galloway.
Not a real hook-up, people. Gonna keep this PG-rated. I'm talking about Galloway's run/walk program.
I have read about the run/walk thing when I started running sometime in September 2009. But PRIDE was a big issue. I didn't want to walk at all in my runs. It sounds waaaay cooler to say "I ran 2 hours without stopping!" Some of you here have been doing the run/walk thing in races and have better average pace than I do. Hmmm .... Am I missing something here?
Then, about 3 weeks ago, some sweet child shared his germs with me and I ended up with a cold, which became a bad bronchitis issue. When that BIG NASTY cleared, I actually went a little over-zealous and ran 2 consecutive days. Dumbo! That led to a grumpy knee. Anyway, with my half marathon coming up in about 2 weeks, and with me NOT training much, Uh-Oh is exactly how I feel right now!
Maybe my last-minute decision at using the Galloway will see me run/walk to the finish line. I do not want to DNS or DNF. (Have I already mentioned that PRIDE is a big issue?)
Does that mean that I will never run an entire race ever again? No. I'm going to Galloway-my way through this half marathon.