So, I finished my first marathon.
On Saturday when I wrote “I’m running a marathon tomorrow,” I said that sentence sounded crazy to me. Well, the one above now sounds even crazier.
I did it, and I’m still kind of in shock that I actually finished the race. A whole marathon. 26.2 miles.
Not that I ever doubted myself, but this was definitely one of the toughest things I’ve ever done and there were points during the race where my mind was telling me to give up. I definitely hit a wall around mile 17 and it took every ounce of my determination to keep going. … Read More
I’m running a marathon tomorrow.
Even though I’ve done the training and I’ve been planning this race for almost two years now, that sentence still sounds crazy to me.
If five years ago you told me I’d voluntarily sign up for a marathon, I probably would have laughed in your face. It’s still hard to believe that running went from a sport that I completely hated to an activity that is now such an integral and meaningful part of my life. … Read More
Confession: Yesterday I let a lack of motivation get the best of me.
I was planning on going to the gym to run on the treadmill after work, but at some point during my train ride home I decided that I just wasn’t going to go.
It was pouring rain and windy outside; all I kept thinking was, “Once I get home, there’s no way I’m going back out again.” The more I thought that, the more I was able to convince myself that skipping the gym was a good idea.
Basically, my excuse was as simple as, “It’s raining out and I don’t feel like going to the gym.”
But you know what? I don’t feel guilty and I stand by my decision. … Read More
via Running with Rhyno
Oh man, guys. I feel like I’ve died and come back to life.
So, about two weeks ago I wrote about how I came down with the flu after attempting my 18 mile training run. When I wrote that blog post I had already been sick for a few days and at that point was finally feeling better. In fact, that weekend Mark came down and we saw Gone Girl (so good!) and then went bowling…. I was feeling pretty good again!
Then on Monday I woke up to go to work expecting to feel 100% like myself again, only I was still feeling a little off. … Read More
The aftermath of my failed 18-mile run.
Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting to get sick during marathon training, but it may partly be my own fault. Well, partly my own fault and partly the fault of the germ-y people I have to share the LIRR and subway with everyday.
On Friday at work I wasn’t really feeling like myself. I kept complaining about how stiff my neck felt to a co-worker and despite our office being pretty chilly, I was feeling warm. Other than that, in the general sense of the word, I did not feel sick at all. … Read More