Why is it that alcohol makes things seem like a good idea?
Very rarely do you find yourself drinking and someone mentions an outrageous idea like running a marathon (when you hate running and have never run a mile), and you say, “Well, to be honest, I just do not think this is the best, most well thought out decision. Let me check my calendar and process this with my therapist and I will get back to you.”
More likely your response is a very intellectual “HELL YEAH! Order another round and I will get out my credit card!”
I actually think deciding to sign up for races while under the influence is a great idea. Your inhibitions are lowered and you take a risk you might not otherwise take. You wake up in the morning and realize what you have done and you have to hold yourself accountable. Because who wants to lose a race entry fee and wear a t-shirt forever from a race you never ran?
So, spill it….
Have you ever signed up for a race while drinking? Did you follow through with it? No, I haven’t. But, I have talked a bunch of crap about races I am planning to do (100 miles? Why is that such a big deal? I could do that right now if I wanted.)