To say I am excited about my 2nd Marathon would be an understatement. I can't stop thinking about the race. What should I wear, what will the weather be like and wondering if I will hit a wall. The next ten weeks will not be a walk in the park. It will be full of pain, questioning my sanity and doubting myself.
I know it will not be easy but I plain on jumping over, knocking down, run around, or crawl under any wall/obstacle if I have too. Walls are just walls and it is up to me to decide how I handle them. Honestly, I think Brick walls are there for those who don't want it bad enough. If you want it you will find a way to make sure you get to the other side. That is what I will do if I ever reach one, thankfully I haven't yet!
Today's 10 miler was anything but easy. Last week I ran 14 miles and had an awesome run. Today my legs felt like they had bricks on them. My knee started to hurt around mile 8 but I continued to run because a little pain will not stop me. I welcome the pain and tell it to join me on my runs. I will know when to stop if I ever have too but for now little aches and pains are normal.
In the next 10 weeks I have a 12, 14, 18, 20 and 22 miler. With a few fall back runs that I will surely welcome. I am ready for the long runs, ready for the challenge. What I will need from all of you is support. I will need to hear you cheering for me. Sometimes running is a lonely sport and it great to know you have someone rooting for you. I will try to blog about my runs each week.
I love this picture down below. So true.