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Bay to Breakers

It's almost a year since I made my carefully-considered foolhardy vow to do Bay to Breakers in 2014. I made it hoping to encourage and inspire myself, and it succeeded at that -- I made a number of efforts to get back into running. The efforts themselves failed. I still can't run 2 miles without serious joint pain, let alone 7.

I left myself a way out at the time -- that if I can't run B2B, I can run a little bit and walk the rest, and I'm not required to do it as part of the official race. So, on May 17th I'm going to take a walk from one end of San Francisco to the other. It will be partly celebratory -- because I'm keeping my word, and because at least I can walk as much as I want -- and partly mournful. Not giving up yet, though.

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cherdt
May. 5th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
I know that to someone who loves running, a walk is a small consolation--but a good walk should not be underestimated. A 7-mile walk from one side of the city to the other sounds great--I imagine you will see a lot that you might have missed at a faster pace.
inhumandecency
May. 6th, 2014 10:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement. That's especially true for Bay to Breakers, which is as much a street festival as a race. (If I wanted to be really true to the spirit of "running Bay to Breakers," I'd also do my walk drunk and wearing a gorilla suit.)
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