Now say it back to me in unison, “Hi Carolyn.”
I hear the first step in dealing with an addiction is to admit that I cannot control it.
I started an email conversation with my running friends Jena and Jenny today like this
I’m still on the fence about the St. Pete 10k and just wanted to let you know that I might not be running it.
I’m still running, just not as fast lately, and I’m going to the doc next week to figure out what is wrong with me. I really just want to feel 100% again and be healthy, so I’m leery to go balls to the wall into anything right now.
After some back and forth emails and Jena and Jenny saying they weren’t sure if they were doing the 10k or 5k, I found myself writing back
Maybe I’ll do the 5k instead. That might make me feel better. Stop it. Stop it. now. Let me go to the doctor first and then decide.
That is when they brought to my attention that I might have a problem. I might need help.
Hi. My name is Carolyn, and I’m a race addict.
Are you a race addict? How many races are you planning on running in 2011? Do you train for one race as your main goal? Or do you just train and train and run races when you feel like it?
Cheers to healthy addictions,