They always say that the first step of any addiction program is to admit that you have a problem!
I have a problem!
Running is my Meth.
"Methamphetamine increases alertness, concentration, energy, and in high doses, may induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem and increase libido"-Wikipedia
I think that is all true, but only if Libido takes the true Latin Entymology " libīdinis" which means wantoness...as that is one of my favorite words!
But it appears to also have the whole 'disastrously addictive' aspect of meth too. Last night, as I lay in bed- I was thinking of how much I was not looking forward to having a day off today. Today, I wanted to run. I was annoyed and angry that my foot was sore with the silly blister. It got a little shock.... after 2.5 weeks- I am addicted!
Looking back on it I realised that I am addicted. Over the last few days, I decided that when I run, I must run 10km. So I did it. Even when I had run 9.3km in the first hour and was exhausted, I jumped off the machine- had a drink and then got back on the machine for a few minutes just to take it past 10km. It wasn't just cause it was a goal- I literally just had to do it!
The other day my mate Jack made me a bet. He was going to donate some money and the amount he will donate will depend on how I go... so here is what he offered
$50- He would donate this RIGHT NOW- it's a safe bet as it didn't depend on my goal.
$100- If I completed the 3000km in under a year he would donate a cool hundred. If I failed- he would only give $25.
I took the third option. I said it within 2 seconds of him finishing his sentence. Why? Because I realised how addicted I am about running. So, I decided to go for it and trust that I am addicted enough... So I just jammed a needle into my blister to get the liquid out and it can hopefully heal quicker! Hurt- but I want to run bad!
Now can tomorrow PLEASE come a little quicker!!!