Friday, March 30, 2012

Just workin' on my Fitness

Well, these bad boys came in the mail this week:

Which means that its definitely going to happen. I am definitely going to travel far and wide to run 26 miles.  Does that seem crazy to you? Because, it should. 26 miles is a long way no matter who you are. My training has gone according to plan and I have even started to run in the afternoon to "heat train".
My training buddy/coach. Loves to "cheer" when I'm running and can't wait to get her workout in when I'm done.

This marathon feeling reminds me of when I was pregnant. At first, I was excited and wanted to do everything just right. Then about half way through I was slowly getting annoyed with being pregnant, but still so excited to meet my baby. Then, by the end of pregnancy I was willing to do ANYTHING to get the baby out of me....until I walked into the hospital. Then, I was terrified, I didn't feel prepared and I hated myself and my husband for getting me into this mess.
That's how marathon training feels.

In January, I was motivated and excited, in February and most of March I was getting a little tired of training but still excited and proud that my body could do all the training. Now that the paper that allows me to pick up my number came in, I am terrified and wondering why I would be so stupid, crazy  motivated to do this race!

I guess that's just part of the labor pains.

I have done enough races to know that this feeling will pass and I will be fine and the race will go great, but for now, let me wallow in my self pity. Ok?

Fact: Running does make you weird. So weird that you want to carry around your mothers keys by holding the key-flashlight in your mouth.
And yes, she pretends to huff and puff when she runs. Apparently, she wants me to hear how I sound when I run. My little coach is so wise.  


In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.


Bethany said...

My sister-in-law ran Boston last year and said she loved it. Hope you love it too. And I think you're so crazy to do this! But good for you! I've never been a runner but always wished I had a runners body. You are amazing! And I love the history quip about the marathon. Love that they protected her!

Samantha said...

Haha, I love the comparison you chose between training for a marathon and being pregnant. It seems to be pretty comparable!

Good luck to you in your training! What an amazing feeling it'll be after you're finished! (Just like having a baby!) :)

mom FITting it all in said...

WOW what a crazy little tid bit there about 1967. WOW I am glad we are slowllly getting past that really wow!