Hi guys. I’ve been a VERY bad blogger lately, I know that. I’ve been trying to keep up with reading everyday, but I’ll admit that has slipped too. We got so busy after the wedding and I was so up in the air about whether or not I was going to run my fall marathon that I just couldn’t find the time or the words to get myself organized and put something out here. Well, let me give you the run down.
I’m running the Richmond marathon on Saturday! Dixie and I finished our last real run on Sunday – 7 miles on our favorite trail. I’m looking forward to some rest this week and a few short slow runs to loosen up a few days before the race. I have no time goals because my training just didn’t go the way I wanted it to. After being out for 5 weeks with an IT band injury, I focused all of my energy on just being able to build up my mileage. I didn’t care about speed, just miles. Last weekend I did an 18 miler and I did 14 milers both weekends before that.
The weekdays were filled in with various runs of 4-8 miles and I honestly wish I would have kept up with them on here because I have no idea what my weekly mileage was. I did run a half marathon a few weeks ago, so that was fun (finished in 1:53 something)!
Anyway, I feel ready. I feel ready enough to try it, and I would hate just throw away all of my hard work and try again in the spring. I’m going to try to run it, but I don’t care how long it takes me. If it takes me 4.5 hours, I’m cool with that. If it takes me less than 4 hours I’ll literally jump for joy, but I am fine with settling anywhere in the “4 something” category. This is my first marathon and by letting go of my goals I’m totally taking the pressure off of myself so I can actually experience it and understand what I need to do differently next time to have a better training cycle and race. Thank you for all of your supportive words and for checking in on me throughout my injury and my unexpected blog hiatus. If I didn’t have this blog I know I would have completely thrown in the towel as soon as that IT band injury started. So thanks… you guys really are awesome.
Life update: I’m still married!! It’s been two whole months. I’m so lucky to have such a supportive husband. I promise I’ll do a blog post about our wedding after the marathon when I have nothing else to talk about, but for right now I’ll leave you with our wedding video. It’s my favorite thing and I watch it every day because it makes me so happy.
Anyway, enough about me. Since I have been gone for a while, please just give me a brief update on you! What are you training for, what’s going on in your personal life, anything!! Missed you guys.