|One of her newest words is "run." Be still, my heart. :)|
Once people know you're a runner, it's hard to shock them with anything running-related. They already think you're crazy. What's 26.2 miles to a crazy person? Nothing. I expected that the same people who laughed when I told them I was a runner would laugh when I told them I was training for a marathon. Not so!
Logging miles is even more fun when you have a goal. I've logged my miles on a few websites and on my wall calendar since I started running. Don't judge. I do it because it's fun, not because I'm, like, obsessed or whatever. Now, I've got a fancy-schmancy ($10 from Target) planner, with my training plan all written out. One of my favorite parts of each day is writing in my actual miles, and then I get to add them up at the end of the week, too. Sometimes, I flip to November and just stare at the page for a few minutes. It's so much fun.
|The musical notes and stars represent the extent of my artistic ability.|
Lots of people gain weight while training for a marathon. Usually, later in their training than 2 weeks. Possibly for reasons other than M&Ms and chips at 9 p.m. Probably, I should listen to my own advice, and the creaking of my jeans as I try to button them, and concentrate on eating healthy foods.
Marathon training miles don't run themselves. Weird, I know. But, yeah. Marathon training miles feel a lot like non-training, just-for-fun miles. There are more of them, yes. But, you don't suddenly run faster because you registered for a big, long, race, and you're not actually training if you don't run.
"Time is an illusion"- Albert Einstein. Often, I feel like I will never be ready for the music and running on November 9th. Often, I feel like it can't possibly come soon enough. How can 3 1/2 months (roughly) seem like an eternity at the same time that it feels like a moment? That Einstein, he was a smart guy. He had it right. So, to pass the time, I'll run. A lot.
Have you ever invented something that already existed?
Which is crazier- running a marathon, or jumping into the Bering Sea?