Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My 7th Marathon

Thank you to everyone who left me such supportive and encouraging words on my last post.

I have decided to go ahead and run the Marathon this Sunday. Here are a few of the reasons why I have decided to run this Marathon with very little training.

  • I have already paid for it, so I may as well run it and get the shirt.
  • The course is not overwhelming to me. I am confident that with the one mile FLAT loop, and seeing my family every mile, it will help me finish.
  • When I ran my 2ND marathon I didn't train well. I only ran twice a week, because I was lazy, and only ran 17 before, and then did not run for a month before the race, due to an injury.
  • My sister Maria ran a marathon with only a 16 mile base and she finished.
  • I loved Mark Berry's words at the end of his comment..... "When time comes, bottom line is do what you want - in running, it should never be about what I "ought to", "need to" or "have to" do (there's enough of that in the rest of life!)"
  • Marci ran this marathon last year and this was her comment..... "Go for it! I wish I could run it, but I don't think its in the cards this year. Its not as dull as you might think, plus there is water every mile, so lots of support, and the food after was good!"
  • My next marathon is "Kentucky Derby Marathon" and that isn't until the end of April. So I think I have time to recover and then continue my training for that race.

I am super excited about this race. I know I am not as ready as I should/could be, but it will be nice to remind myself how much I love this distance.

23 comments:

Bethany said...

Congrats on your decision! You will be fine... Can't wait for the race report! Best of Luck :)

Kim said...

Awesome! You'll have a great time. Good choice.

Kentucky Derby Marathon...I LOVED it. It's a fun marathon. My PR marathon as a matter of fact.

Have a great week preparing for a fun race this weekend.

Oz Runner said...

good choice...best of luck on the marathon!

Julie said...

You will do great! Cant wait to hear about it.

Missy said...

Yay! Good luck, be safe, stay injury free and get the shirt! It's all about the shirt anyways;-)

Diana said...

7 has always been a good number! Go get 'em and like Missy says; it's all about the T-shirt! :-)
Look forward to reading all the details afterwards!

Denise said...

Good luck...can't wait to hear how it goes!!

Marlene said...

Yay!

As much as I think I might go insane running 26 one-mile loops, it's sort of appealing...

Good luck, have fun and remember that we're rooting for you!

utmomof 5 said...

You Go Girl!! Tell us all about it next week!!

aron said...

those last couple sentences are exactly why you made the right choice :) so exciting!!! have fun and good luck!

Cheetah Girl said...

The gym that I run at has a 'track' loop that is 8 laps to a mile. That's what I'm using to train for my 1/2, and it gets pretty annoying to have to count up to 104 laps lol! 26 doesn't sound so bad :) Kidding. You can do it, wonderwoman! If your totally not feeling it then don't race and just enjoy yourself! Can't wait to hear about it!
~Cheetah Girl

The Happy Runner said...

Yay, good luck!!!!

kristen said...

I'll be looking forward to the race report. Good Luck and have fun!

RunToFinish said...

you got such good advice, but I have to laugh because the I paid for it thing is probably what would get me out the door

FLYERS26 said...

Best of Luck!
Make sure you get pics!
We gotta have marathon pics.

D10 said...

Have lots of fun! I can't wait to read all about it.

Stacey said...

oooh, I am so excited for you! Good luck, can't wait to read about it! And have fun!

Amanda said...

Good Luck! Can't wait to read about it.

Stuart said...

Good luck I am sure you'll rock and roll it!

Nikemom said...

Strength doesnot come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. ~ Arold Schwarzenegger

Good luck marathon lady!

RunnerMom said...

I am definitely looking forward to your race report!

Maybe next year, I'll come do the Kentucky Derby in April. I'm only 3 hrs. away.

Marci said...

You will have a great time, there is also a great outdoor mall in Columbus. Have fun, and I look forward to reading your race report!

Sonia said...

As long as you don't expect a PB go for it!!! =) Good luck tomorrow morning!