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?