I have been known to say that I simply can’t wrap my brain around running 26.2 miles, well I better start wrapping my brain around 26.2 miles, because the training has officially begun! Today I started the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge 2013 training program and so the count down begins. Yes a lot can happen in 28 weeks, but what is in my favor is time. Armed with my RunDisney training calendar and reward stickers I am ready to go. Remember I pay myself a dollar per mile. Yes I know, reward stickers, are typically for the little ones, but I am motivated by the little things and plan on buying myself a HUGE present at the expo! Look out shoppers!!
Prior to running my first half marathon, I thought that running 13.1 miles seemed impossible, now I view it as a possible distance and an obtainable goal. Perhaps over time my view’s on running a full marathon will change from obscenely insane to a walk in the park. As a runner I know that this is a natural progression in terms of my racing. I have run more half marathons than I thought that I ever would and could ever run. I know that ready for a new challenge.
QOTD: How do you know when you are ready for a new challenge? What advice would you give to first time marathon runners? If you have participated in a previous Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge what was your favorite part about the experience and what advice would you give to new Goofy runners?