Wholly Guacamole Batman!! This marathon is inching closer and closer and soon to be a reality!! This will be #7 to be exact but this one is different (have I said that before?). I’ve never gone into a marathon with a specific time in mind. NEVER! So I’m very anxious, nervous, excited, overwhelmed and scared. I wish I could share my goal time with you but right now I’m not brave enough!!!
Seriously, I’m not. I’ve got this whole big post planned post marathon and I’ll let you know everything then . Basically it’ll be did I meet my goal, how do I feel or did I fall flat on my face and how do I feel. I know I should be braver than this and but this is me. That little bit of reserved, skittish person that always leaves a little untold.
How are things going?
I’m loving my training. I’m running close to 50 miles a week and I absolutely love it. It’s like I was meant for the mileage. Meaning, I don’t feel run down, tired, depleted. I may never be fast but that’s okay. There’s something about pushing myself and doing the work. It’s a sense of completion and accomplishment.
Some mornings I sleep in and push my workouts to the evenings just because I might be a little tired when I get up. It’s very rare because I HATE working out in the evenings Either way I try to stay committed to the plan. I try to listen to my body and know when I need to stretch or when I might need to ease back a bit. I really feel like losing the weight prior to training for this marathon has given me a great experience in listening to what my body is saying and responding back. I think if I hadn’t it would been a constant tug of war between why am I sucking wind so bad and always so tired. Instead, I’ve been able to train like my body really wanted to.
I try to take a few pictures on each run so I can remember why I love what I’m doing. Here’s a few from the past week.
Another beautiful morning sky. I see them all the time but I still get excited to see them!
This road was rough! Hilly and as you can see, sun blazing hot!
My trip home the view was amazing! Almost picture perfect 😉
Another part of my run. I was heading up a hill and it just seemed like I could touch the sky. Love it!!
Water bucket or future toilet? Not sure but I was amused by it!
Another amazing sunrise to be seen.
So there you have it! A glimpse of all the things I get to see. Be sure to come back, I’ll be posting more in the days to come.
Till next time………Cheers!