It’s here. Day 1 of my marathon training. For the next 18 weeks, I will be running 4 days a week, building up my mileage and endurance.
Sorry, but I’m not sorry about all the marathon training posts and status updates I’ll be sharing. This is huge for me. This journey to 26.2 miles doesn’t really start today – it started in January of 2012 when I ran my first half marathon. I just didn’t know it then. Every run I’ve gone out on in the dark before most people are awake had brought me to this day. Today is a game changer. I am committing to give this my best and enjoy every minute of it.
I swore I would never run a full marathon. I didn’t need to do it, I didn’t want to do it. I couldn’t imagine running that far and I had no interest in it.
Somewhere along the way, that changed. After running my sixth half marathon I had this little voice in my head and I started thinking about it. It was a possibility. That possibility turned into a definite “I want to do it. I need to do it.” And the day registration opened, I registered for the Space Coast Marathon.
Am I scared? YES. Am I excited? YES. This could be a once in a lifetime journey. After running 10 half marathons and many other races, I’ve already learned that I am capable of so much more than I ever thought I was. A full marathon is the next step. I am ready to run 26.2 miles.
This morning started early, with a 3 mile run. I am literally off and running on my training. 18 weeks and counting until Space Coast Marathon.
I hope you’ll follow along with me as I work towards this amazing goal. I am be surrounded by so many who support me and inspire me to do this.