In 4 days I will be completing my first marathon in Philadelphia.
*warning this is a whiny post. Sorry to bore you just skip it if you want I understand ;)
I am a mixed bag of emotions these days. First of all, I cannot work out much. Working out has been my stress reliever for the past year and it saves my sanity. I know it might be tough for some to understand but it really pains me to not be active right now. It is harder than I thought it would be. You would think after racking up many miles all summer and into the fall I would welcome the break, no.
My training allowed 7 mile run Sunday, 40 minutes Mon and only 30 minute runs Wed and Fri. That is it for the whole week!
I feel lazy. I know I am not in my rational brain, but in my evil side I deel lazy and I am afraid to eat like I normally do. I am afraid I will lose all my fitness in what a week or 2? I know its crazy but this is why we call it taper crazies.
Truth is my legs need this rest. My body has trained hard this entire year really I have not taken more than 1 rest day off in a week since I started my journey. So this week taking 3???? Wow unheard of hehe. So you can see why it might be tough.
Then there is normal stuff going on in my life, some stress here at home and its tougher to deal with when all I have on my brain is the marathon... It consumes my thoughts and really I do not want to focus on much else right now. Even my school work is slacking because all I seem to do is focus on this!
The positive? I hope that I can do well. I hope I will meet the goals I have set for myself for this marathon coming up. I hope that once I run this first marathon the next will come easier and I will stress less? :) I do not know, help me out here marathoners do the next ones get easier?
Oh and encase you were wondering you can sign up to track us Philly runners here ;)