Thursday, 4 October 2012

Marathon Training Thursday - I am tired...

We are in the home stretch here folk. Literally, just 10 days away from Marathon Glory.

And I must confess, I am tired.

I am tried of training. Tired of running. Tired of the anticipation. I just want to get out there and say I ran the dang thing!

I have also never been so happy to see the word "taper" boldly printed across my calendar in my whole life. To be honest, I have really asked a lot of myself and my body over the last 6 months. So it should really come as no surprise that I am starting to feel worn down at this point.

My expectation was that my body bounce back at quick as possible from major surgery. And then that I would just seamlessly jump back into running, racing, and long distances. Oh and that I would do all that while returning to school full-time, working part-time, and coaching 3x a week.

Was this plan a little bananas?! Perhaps...

But marathon training has also helped give my recovery focus.

Running my Marathon is going to mean that I made it. I will literally run out of the darkness and into the light. 42.2 km will become my new definition. 2012 will no longer be known as the year that "I toasted the ta-tas", it will be the year "I started distance running". It is going to be the year I ran both my first Half and my first Full Marathon. And running will be how I reclaimed my body and my life.

So I am tired. But...No Limits! Let's Do This!

How do you stay focused during the home stretch?

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,