So the word is out.
Probably because I’m putting it out there.
I signed up to run a marathon.
I am not crazy (ok a little), but I signed up thinking that I’m ready to do this. As I said before, I may not have been in marathon training, but the Runner’s World Hat Trick Training was very intense. My marathon training friend (yes, you Dawn), has said to me that this plan was very similar to Marathon training. Obviously, not the same but it was intense. When we ran the 20 miles, it was hard but I did it. As much as I wanted to stop, I didn’t till we hit the 20 mark. So I signed up thinking in my mind that I can do this. I’m ready. I won’t be in the front of the pack. I won’t be in the middle, but I do plan on finishing.
Now when you tell people that you are running a marathon, you get one of two reactions.
There is no middle of the road.
- That’s Awesome. Good for you!
- Your crazy!
Now, I’ve said it before, I know I’m crazy and if you knew my family you would know that I’m the most sane one. That being said, I am not crazy enough to sign up for this thinking that I can’t do it. I do not have a death wish nor do I wish to injure myself. Starting at the end of July with the training and running the Hat Trick, I have logged 43.21 hours and 250.3 miles in running. I’ve put in my time. I’m still training. Although I’m tapering but I’ve still got some solid runs in this week. I am not taking this lightly.
So when you call me crazy or think that I am not ready for this, I will tell you flat out that you are wrong. It may even push me to run when I do hit the wall. As those of you who know me personally know, I can be one determined SOB and right now I’m determined to cross that finish line.
And as a final thought, please remember what your mother would say to you as you were growing up and probably what you teach your own children,
“If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”