Last night was HUGE

I wanted so badly to post this last night, but I decided to do it today. Last night I decided that next year, 2013, I will run my first MARATHON!

Why right?

26.2 miles. Daunting. I can’t even stand to drive that long- I cant imagine even run…

BUT there’s reason for this!

So this past year I ran my first half marathon. It was a grueling 13.1 miles filled with a bitter wind, hills, and straight up pain. Throughout it I remember questioning my sanity- “why did you think this would be fun?!” “You should have trained more.” “Next time lets just stick to the 5ks”. Everything ran through my head. The next thing I knew, mile 12 was approaching and thinking- omgah you actually might pull this off. The greatest and most memorable moment of my life was crossing that finish line. Never in my life would I ever had said “I think I’ll run a half marathon one day.” At 16 I was a coach potato. At 21 I was a half marathon runner. Who would have thought?? But setting goals and having high ambitions just push me harder to make the payoff greater.

After my first marathon, I remember my body shutting down. I couldn’t run and had absolutely no interest in doing physical activity. I felt so exhausted from pushing so hard for so long. However, I know I needed a new goal to work for- that’s when I signed up for halfie #2. This run was the best run of my life. Throughout the race I never once felt tired or fatigued (occasional knee pain) but I felt unstoppable. In 6 months I trained well enough to shave 10 minutes off my time! & the best part is, I’ve been able to keep up my long distance running post race!

SOOOOO to wrap up this whole sha-bang: the reason for dabbling with 26.2… I have never felt so motivated in my life than I have these past few weeks. Setting out for 8 mile runs that accidentally turn into 10/11? Pushing myself because I know I can! Disney is coming around the corner and my training is better than ever. So that is why- I am choosing the Marine Corps Marathon in October 2013 as my first 26.2. I’ve already ordered a book on stories, plans, and tips & I cant wait to get reading! More to come on this entire topic, but I couldn’t wait to share my excitement with anyone willing to read.

For anyone who does read my blog- make your dreams come true. Make plans for your future that motivate you to work hard to make them come true, because when you do, you own the world!

Advertisements
Leave a comment

6 Comments

  1. oh dannnnng … I can’t even run a 5k anymore. how sad. hahaha

    Reply
  2. jaml905

     /  October 11, 2012

    Keep us posted with your training! Goodluck!!!

    Reply
  3. That’s such an awesome goal!! You seem ready to take on the world and I can’t wait to see you do it!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Fitness and Frozen Grapes

Sweating, eating, and living my life as a young college graduate

movingonmyown

Embarking on an adventure of a lifetime

Tales of a Freckled Lifter

lifting heavy, loving life, and breaking down the walls of my comfort zone

The Unyielding Tide

Championing Life

Much a Munch

Living. Loving. Munching - A Sydney Food Blog

The Craving Chronicles

I have a sweet tooth and I'm not afraid to use it

this life is sparkling

never let anyone dull your sparkle

The Taste Revelation

photos and stories for the love of food

E&E: CHAARG

Changing Health, Attitudes, and Actions to Recreate Girls

Baker Bettie

baking science, techniques, and recipes

a whisk and a spoon

connoisseur of fine cake

blondie bakes and bikes

a california girl learning to live a healthy and happy life!

The Caffeinated Runner

Product Reviews, Photography, Recipes & Running.

Muffin Topless

A life dedicated to health, fitness & happiness

thislifeissparkling

Just another WordPress.com site

Better With Sprinkles

The Colourful Side to Healthy Living.

Girl Stand Still

Writer and photographer with a touch of wanderlust.

Gorgeous and Gluten-Free

My Life, My Way

%d bloggers like this: