May 4, 2010
Calories: 1034What is so interesting and amazing about training for a marathon is when my short runs are my old long runs. Running and hour is short for me…even running over an hour seems short. I loved the comment Ewa left me on my post about my HARD 20 miler. She says, “But when you look back when 10 miles seemed difficult, doesn't that make you smile?” I had a huge smile on my face after reading that and reflecting on my first 10 miler this year and how hard it was. I have to remember where I have been and how far I have come…you don’t think about it when it is happening and I find so much JOY as I reflect on my training and that I can go out on a short run, 8+ miles and love it.
I’m so excited for my run tomorrow with a runner I have admired for some time. She is one of the few people I have watched run around our neighborhood for a long time and she runs Boston every year. I have gotten to know her since we go to the same gym and she is one of my main go-to-gal for running information. She is one fast gal. When she learned I was training for my first marathon sometime ago she suggested we run together which I couldn’t believe…I was so excited about doing that. Someone I have looked up to for so long and watched and admired and now she wants to run with me…woot, woot. After I got over the excitement I started to feel scared…scared that I would be too slow, maybe I wouldn’t be able to keep up…who knew. Well this all happened while she was training for Boston which meant she was deep into training. Now that she is done and has taken a few weeks to recover she wants to run with me. I know it’s a good thing but all my insecurities come out, but I am still going to do it. We are going to do a 6 mile speed workout! I figured an hour…I can handle an hour. She said she is going to push me, but she won’t kill me…hmmmm….sounds good…I hope! I am know it will be good, it’s way past my comfort zone, but those are the times we grow most so I am thinking…BRING IT ON!
I’m looking forward to my Friday run too. Kerrie and I are meeting for our 2nd training run together. It’s our taper week so we are running 14 miles around my hood! We are going to try out a new route which included a trail that I have never run…it will be an adventure. I am really looking forward to a taper week with my running buddy. She has her first marathon in early June! Can’t wait to hear her great story about how she is going to ROCK-IT in JUNE!