This Sunday is my Half Marathon and I am a bit worried. 13.1 miles is a lot for me, although I have trained to the best of my ability and time.
There have been so many times along the way that I wanted to quit. So many days that I woke up and did not want to run, but I only missed one day of training during a 10-week schedule.
One of the main reasons I am not giving up is because I need to set an example for my kids. I want to show them that once you commit to something, you should not quit. Cooper has wanted to quit tennis lessons or drums before and I always tell him that he needs to finish what he started. That if you make a promise or commitment to something, you need to see it through.
So this Sunday, I am going to run 13.1 miles somehow. The most I have run is 12 miles so what’s one more mile right? I do not have a time goal for the race. I have a FINISH goal and a NOT TO WALK goal. We will see how I do.
I have learned a lot throughout this training process. I have learned that I DO NOT like to run long distances, but I do love to run. I have learned that my bad knees DO NOT like running outside, but the treadmill is fine. Lastly, I have learned that I WILL NOT do this again and WILL NEVER run a marathon. People who run full marathons are amazing. And I keep thinking about everyone who was affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, especially the runners. The time and commitment to training is intense and to not get the opportunity to complete your goal stinks.
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