Week 1 of Marathon Training…

It has been a very long week, with July 4th smashed right in the middle of the week,  and I am proud to say that week 1 of marathon training is in the books, finished, completed… you get my drift! Only 27 more week to go! I spent the week celebrating the 4th of July by going to Disneyland, Thursday recovering from the 4th, known in my house as the Disneyland hangover, reading a great new running book, The Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon Training, (more to come on that later,) eating the worlds best gluten-free pancakes, and eating too much sushi.

I find myself staring down the rabbit hole of the obscene and crazy task of marathon training. I just keep asking myself what was I thinking? At this moment in time I am not only overwhelmed, but beyond scared of tackling such a feat as running 26.2 miles. I am starting to understand all of the strange looks I get from people when I share with them my goal of completing a full marathon. Obviously I can do this, it’s mind over matter, right?

I just keep repeating to myself, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Because I CAN! Because I am HEALTHY, well on the right track at least! This week was all about beginning to train for the possible, rather than the impossible. Completing a marathon is something that I know that I want to be able to do and I want to enjoy every moment of it.

Stayed tuned for an update on Week 2 of Marathon training and my progress towards week 2 goals (check back tomorrow for week 2 goals.)

QOTD: What are you presently training for? And will this be your first race at that distance?

4 thoughts on “Week 1 of Marathon Training…

  1. I’m not going to lie, the thought scares the bejeezus out of me and I still have until Feb. before I run my first full. But someone left a comment on a blog I was reading a couple days ago that said something like “You should be a little afraid. Marathons must be respected” and maybe I’m hoping that the fear will propel us to train hard and smart for the challenge. If it wasn’t scary, maybe people wouldn’t prepare enough. You’ll do great chica 😀 You can do it!

    • I so totally agree with the comment that you received. This totally puts things into perspective, like in life if everything was easy everyone would be doing it. There is no easy road here and we must respect the distance and allow our bodies to properly prepare for such a feat.

  2. OMG, love your shoes!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m currently training for the FULL marathon in WDW in Jan. It’ll be my first full and I’m NERVOUS. Getting some cross training in with Insanity as well as running.

    • Thanks! If my feet look fast and cool, then maybe I could channel that energy through my actual racing ability!! Cross training is something that I need to work on! Best of luck to you, I’m sure that you will be amazing on race day!!

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