Snide, sneaky, snarky and rude
My sister in law who i am very close to has a brother who was recently diagnosed with cancer and because i am a runner she has asked me to take part in this March fundraiser by joining her and my niece on their team.
It is 788 vertical feet. On Thanksgiving I initially said i would do it, but i also had already had two glasses of wine.
Now i’m having reservations. I am hoping some of you can clue me in. I have no idea how long this will take but i have heard it can take up to an hour and besides climbing i will have to raise funds.( I figure that part is easy i will just hit up every friend i have who had a kid that i had to buy birthday, graduation, shower and wedding presents for when they never had to buy my non-existent kids any.)
HOWEVER, i worry about my knees. I’m 62 years old and since 1980 I’ve been a runner - these days I run nearly four miles but NO hills at all anymore to keep my knees healthy. And where i used to run religiously 5 days in a row and take off two, i now run every other day hoping that i can continue for a couple of more years. So far so good. I’m afraid if i take part in this i will mess myself up for running ...maybe for good.
If any of you have done this or have been a spectator and can clue me in i would appreciate it. If i change my mind i will still definitely donate, but i feel bad backing out of something i sort of committed to. It’s difficult for me to figure out how long and how hard it would be to climb 1300 plus stairs.