Sunday, October 4, 2009

2 weeks from today

Here we are! The last two weeks of my training and the one thing that makes me smile above all else: TAPERING! Yesterday I had an awesome 19 mile run! I felt great, which surprised me considering my last long run of only 13-14 miles didn't go so well (lets not forget that I only started training a month ago). But I did it! And all under 3 hours! Not so fun that I'm feeling the effects of that run today, but the satisfaction of knowing what my body (and mind) is capable of accomplishing is so much more rewarding than the physical hurt.

From here on out, I think I may continue on with this whole marathon thing. I thought for sure I was done after the first, but here I am, getting ready to run the second, and already making plans to run the third. Funny how you can be so determined and set on something, but before you know it, you're on a completely different path...a path that is much better than the one you had intended for yourself. Yup, I'm nuts and hate running, but I also absolutely love it! I know many of you out there know exactly what I mean, but for those who don't, just start and you'll figure it out.

I'm really excited for this race! It's a new life with new beginnings, and I'm hoping the memories that still continue to flood my mind with marathon #1 will settle after I kick some butt in Columbus ;) What happened to me then is in no doubt the driving force behind this race because if I can it through all of that, I can make it through any other curve ball that's thrown my way. You know what they say: "I hate growing, but I'm so glad I've grown."

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. - Phillippians 4:13


jokach said...

Seems you've got the "marathon fever" .. its really a strange thing how we can put ourselves through such agony time and time again, and still come back for more.

I never thought i'd run a second marathon .. and here I am, 10 marathons later, ready for another ..

Good luck in your marathon in 2 weeks, you've got the right attitude, you're going to do great!

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