This time last year, I was a ball of excitement and nerves. I was gearing up for my longest run ever, preparing to run my first marathon. I was so nervous, wondering if I could “make it” the entire distance. (Countdown Begins)
So much is different from then. A year later, I can proudly say that I have tackled a marathon distance not just once…..but five times since. 0_o If you would have told me that last year, I would have laughed in your face and walked away. lol Sometimes you can’t plan and prepare for what lies ahead because it can truly change in a matter of moments.
This year’s race brings me nerves again, but for a completely different reason. I’m nervous about my hip. I am left wondering if it will hold up and carry me through to that finish line. I have been feeling better and stronger, but I still get occasional discomfort in my hip. It likes to remind me to slow down, back off and I’m not as young as I once was. 😉
Honestly, I am excited and I look forward to running my ‘hometown course’. I’ve been training on these roads and they are what I’m comfortable with. I know I can run this distance.
No matter what happens, I look forward to that feeling of triumph and success as I cross that finish line!
NEVER GIVE UP