Thursday, April 24, 2014

Marathon thoughts


I'm going to try to run a marathon Saturday.

My training has been virtually non-existent on the blog, but it has been happening. Slow and steady.

Monday I was in a near panic that this is marathon week. Then I got busy and stayed busy enough to forget about it most of the time. More than any other new distance so far, I'm scared of this one. And that's probably fair. A marathon is a big deal for a reason. But I don't remember ever doubting that I could run a 5k or a 10k or a half. And I'm doubting myself big time on this one.

A friend gave me one of those daily calendar thingies for Christmas that has running quotes, tshirt designs and signs -- both funny and inspirational. One that has been getting me through lately has been:



That one calms me down a lot, because I feel like I can't a lot. But someone else has felt that way before, and they did it. And I only have to do it this one time, and then I'll forever be a marathoner.

I found another good one on tumblr tonight.


Hopefully, the next time I post I will be a marathoner. Wish me luck this weekend.

See you on the other side.


12 comments:

Kate said...

I'm still just so, so, so proud of you. I know I've said this before, but I can remember when you were just running little bits during your break at work. (or maybe it was after work?) Regardless, you have done so well and come so far. And I cannn notttt waiiiiittt to hear the race recap. :D

Brook said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll be fantastic! One mile or one step at a time. :)

jaime said...

Good luck!! You're going to complete the marathon - one step at a time!

Genna said...

I think you have every right to be a little afraid. It's a huge feat! But I think you also need to remember you are completely capable. You've been training for a reason and your body is ready. The fright is in your head and you are going to kick ass! I'll be cheering you on from afar :)

The Lady Okie said...

Wishing you so much luck and good weather and strong legs. Excited to hear about it! You got this!

Ech and Will said...

Lots of luck!

Tamara said...

So, you mentioned you don't remember not thinking you can handle a half? Well, I remember us talking about it and you had your doubts then but you totally nailed it! Just like you're going to nail this marathon.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Eeek! Good luck!

Shari Chang said...

woot woot! I'm sure you did awesome!

emily01 said...

WHERE IS THE RACE RECAP POST I NEED IT ALREADY

Sarah said...

Saw you rocked it and am SO PROUD of you. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Amy said...

SO HOW DID IT GO?!?! i'm sure you beasted it!

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