You know when things are a good idea at the time?? You have said yes to doing things then the the reality kicks in? You too? In my post euphoric marathon haze I said to a friend that I would run Chester marathon with her. In April, October seemed like an age away, weeks pass too quickly FACT.
You’d think after 5 marathons I’d have this running lark in the bag! There have been weeks of missed miles, tears and thoughts of can I do this? The answer is of course yes I can do this. People think oh you’ve run a marathon it’s easy for you, newsflash I still have to train and put the miles in. Having Carolyn there and knowing she is counting on me to get her through her first, makes me not want to give up and to have faith in myself.
So for the next couple of months, the never ending balance of all consuming thoughts on how and when am I going to run. Fitting in those miles, pushing my body. To be honest with all my self doubt and loathing of the having to go out, I love it there I said it. I love the post smugness of getting the long run of the week ticked off, having the structure of a plan making sure that I do.
I’ve started going to a PT and doing strength training has changed my body and made me a stronger runner. After just running for years, it’s much better to incorporate other exercise. It keeps it interesting rather than just pounding the streets.
Week 7 was ticked off this week, half way there.