Friday, November 5, 2010

Staring Down the Marathon

I went for a nice 4-mile on Tuesday.  It was not one of my exceptional runs (one of those where you think you're going really fast and then you look at your watch) but I was happy with it as my recovery run from Sunday's 10-miler.  I was scheduled to run last night, but bumped it to today as my right knee feels a little tweaky.  Looking forward to a brisk (record low temps!  It's November and it's finally chilly!) run tonight, and an 8 mile this weekend. 

But hey, this week has been crazy.  First Wednesday Art Walk on Wednesday, plus our organizations's Annual Meeting, lots of other meetings, working on some fun side projects and waiting for Friday...yay Friday!  I'm ready for some R n' R.

In other news, my internet spare time finds me creeping over to the 26.2 with Donna website and various other marathon training articles and sites, including new favorite, The Marathon Virgin column from Runner's World.  I haven't officially made up my mind, but I'm not sure I can keep up with this wishy-washy stuff much longer.  I think I'm there.  I think I'm ready to commit.  It probably shouldn't be such a huge decision, except I never in my life thought I would be able to do something like a  marathon.  And to think and I know that I can do it, that I have the chops and the toughness to get through it is key for me.

Molly from I'm a Sleeper Baker posted a great quote about marathon training that I loved:
"Have faith in yourself and your ability. You might have some rough moments, and that's when you have to dig deep down and believe in yourself. Be confident because you can do it."

Big Daddy Diesel shared this one:  “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” Rosalynn Carter


  1. OK, so by next post, you will be telling us you paid the fee and no longer are working out but training.

    Seriously, there is something about charity races that is unique, you will go there, it will be a different vibe from all your other races, a more uplifting vibe, you will feel just a tad fresher, and when times get tough, you will remember the pain you are suffering right now is nothing compared to the pain of the people are going through for the charity you are supporting, that thought alone will make your drive to complete it that much stronger and crossing the finishline will that much sweeter.

  2. Signing up is a big step and I totally get why you are wishy washy about it. If I have any advice, it's just do it! You won't regret your decision! :)

  3. Sounds to me like you should sign up for one... I look forward to reading about how your training is going :)

  4. Thanks guys! I think I've made my decision and decided to go for it! :)

  5. I am with what most everyone else is saying - it is a big step, I get it, and I have been wishy washing on signing up for stuff but then have not regretted going for it. Sooo go for it! :)