Did I really run a marathon 2 weeks ago?! It’s been over a week and I am still not sure how I pulled it off. How did I go from the year of no goals to running a marathon?
I mean, there is a reason I call this blog “Slacker Runner”. I am lazy. Sleeping in on weekends and sitting in my comfy chair binge watching Netflix are kind of my things. I’m good at those things. But training for a marathon? Running that marathon? And not hating life during it? That’s not me.
And yet I did it. Training didn’t go like planned but I did ok. Panic attacks leading up to race day were rampant… so was the doubt. Yet, somehow it all went away race morning. I realize that I got really lucky. Incredibly lucky- 26 miles of hills and fog, under fueled by most people’s standards but never hit a wall. I also somehow managed to avoid chafing.
I was so afraid the marathon was going to break me. I feared that I would cross the finish line ( if I made it that far) and hate running. I felt that way after my first half- I took 3- 4 months off of running. Well, I
raced ran a 10K after and it just made things worse. But that’s another story.
Instead I went a little crazy the other way. Last week, I was like “run all the races!!!!!”. This week, I’ve calmed down a little. 😛 But that doesn’t change what I did. Yeah… I have 3 half marathons in a 5 week time frame starting in October. Oops. I really should look at a calendar more often. There should be an app that inputs all your races into a calendar that will pop up with flashing lights shouting “slow your roll”. But it is what it is.
My hope is for 2 of the races to be run for fun and one to be a challenge. I think it’s time to push myself a little. Maybe to see what happens? I also really need to get back on track with healthier eating habits. While I made it through marathon training without gaining any weight, I sure didn’t lose any. I rationalized a few too many indulgences. There’s only so many times you can tell yourself that life is short, eat the pizza. 😛❤🍕
I am still sussing out how I am going to train over the next couple of months but I am looking forward to it. And I’ll leave you with a funny-
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