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.