Run!, Slacker

Last Marathon Thoughts & Moving On

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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Walk break or picture break?

Happy Friday!!!

Have any plans?

Did I go a little crazy or am I still normal?