Sunday, September 5, 2010

The countdown begins...

Exactly 6 weeks from today, I am supposedly running 26.2 miles. Last weekend I could only muster 7 because I felt like I was getting sick, and this weekend I am definitely sick, sleeping all day and feeling too lethargic to do anything productive. Obviously, this is the point in my training where I start freaking out.

How I am going to gain 10 more miles in training is beyond me. I am at least thankful I've gotten some good hill training in. I know I am built for hills. But am I built to go the distance? I don't think we will know until race day. The new teaching job has me working 12-14 hour days, running on barely enough sleep to function, and infinitely exhausted. This was the first week I did NOTHING for training... not even weights or elliptical.

Some people might say to just skip this race and play in safe. But $120 registration fee, a sexy firefighter wearing a tuxedo waiting for me at the finish line with a Tiffany's necklace, and free chocolate and socks along the way, well, I am not going to give all that up. I've told too many people. The expectations to finish are so high. I want to prove to myself that I can do this. That I can be an athlete. But seriously, I am starting to get a little scared about what the outcomes might be!


  1. I'm sorry that you are getting sick, and while I should probably say "don't stress about missing the marathon" I TOTALLY want to run that marathon just for the reasons you mentioned. hehehe. I'm way jealous!

    I do hope that you feel better. Good luck!

  2. We have all been there! So maybe you will have to adjust your expectations about finishing time, pace, etc. But do as much as you can do on getting your mileage up. The goal is to finish! Hang in there!

  3. Thanks Ladies! I feel like I am on the up now. Maybe 5 hours is not a reality....hopefully under 6 so I can finish before they close the course, lol.

  4. you can do it, steph! i can't wait to see you cross the finish line!

  5. I hope you are ready to carry me over!