I know it seems I have been a ghost lately and I do apologize.
You see I am trying to adjust to life lately ;) Being a working single mom is a bit tougher, and school has really had me busy I had this crazy idea to take 3 classes this semester and it has proven to be harder than I expected. I guess it is kind of good to have all this stuff to keep me busy though and keep my mind from wandering too far. One other thing that is consistent is my dedication to my training.
I refuse to let anything get in the way of that. Running is my one true love and it keeps me sane, literally. No matter what is going on in my life I know I can throw on my running sneakers and head out for a few miles and get lost in paradise. There is something to be said for that. So naturally I am more than excited that the Hyannis Marathon is coming up this weekend!!!
You can see the recap here
I think back about last year and the training I was doing, I thought 10 miles was tough... hehe I remember how I felt the day I finished that race:
Accomplished, amazing, exhausted, cold, elated, happy, determined. Yep I was a happy girl that day because I had worked my ass off for an entire year and lost a lot of weight and got into shape. I remembered how determined I was even then to keep running and setting new goals. I read my recap and see even then I was talking about a marathon and "hoping" I would one day do one....
Now today, I have run a marathon, run an ultra marathon, and set my eyes on my next prize. I am determined more than ever to go after that illusive Boston Marathon qualifying time my bq :) I have worked my ass off once again in a training cycle that was more intense than anything I have done before. I have read Advanced Marathoning by Pete Pfitzinger thanks to Robin's recommendation and followed his plan. I have been eating healthy and gotten my weight down to a racing weight that I feel very comfortable in. I have practiced everything, I have prepared for it.
Now all I need is for race day to arrive and my body to say, OK it is time to go out there and get that BQ :)
I am nervous as all hell, antsy, excited, and focused all at once ;) It should make for an interesting weekend.