This one is generating a lot of excitement. I'm seeing friends post about it on facebook. One person, that told me she finds running boring, is doing it. I think it's awesome when something coming into the community inspires that many people to be active and have fun.
It's the zombie survivor race.
I will not be doing it.
I could say it's because it happens a week before my second half Ironman. I don't have to ask my coach to know she would not think an obstacle type race is a bad idea so close to a Half Ironman. Even though that's true, that's not the main reason why I'm not doing this race.
It's because zombies freak me out. Really freak me out.
Generally speaking, I'm all about confronting my fears. Getting out of your comfort zone is what makes you grow. But sometimes... um, not so much.
I have never done well with horror movies. When I was a kid (maybe 8 or 9?), I watched one at a friend's house that had nasty things coming out of the closet. I don't even remember the details of the movie, just that I was terrified of leaving my closet even cracked open for months afterwards. I couldn't even tell my parents, because I wasn't allowed to watch horror movies, and I thought I'd be in trouble.
There is one particular genre of horror movies that I find particularly bothersome.
When my husband and I were first dating, I tried to watch a zombie movie with him. I just couldn't handle it. It made me feel physically ill.
No Zombie Survivor race for me.
You should do it though. It looks pretty cool.
Me? Well, I'm afraid they'd keep following me. I don't want to do a triathlon the next weekend with fears of the undead pulling me underwater, knocking me off my bike, or dragging me into the bushes...