The longest I have ran to date is 14 miles. It was a horrible day of running for me. I was just not feeling it but the second I was at 13.2 miles I knew I couldn't give up. I set out to break my mileage record and I did. I have NOT revisited 14 miles since. I haven't really wanted to.
SO the thing is I didn't want to sign up for a marathon if I felt pressured. I didn't want to run that distance to prove something. I wanted to run it for me and when I felt like I was ready. I also wanted to pick the right race.
I sometimes forget that I have only been running for a year. This Saturday I am running in the local Lucky Leprechaun 7k. This was my very first race last year. I am so excited to run my first race a second time :)
A year ago, I knew that something special happened. I knew I enjoyed running but I don't really think I realized how much it would become a part of me...
For that same reason, I didn't want to rush a marathon. I kept telling myself that there is no reason to. I have years of running ahead of me and there is no reason to push myself. I also wanted to make sure that my passion for running wasn't fleeting (even though I knew it wasn't). I just wanted to get back to this spring season and check back in.
Well I have checked back in and I cannot explain to you how excited I am to start racing again this year. I want that 26.2
I don't want it tomorrow but I want it this fall and SO the money is spent. I pressed submit today. On November 9th of this year I will cross my first marathon off my bucket list.
The race is basically in my hometown. It is big enough to be motivating but not intimidating and I know it will be one of the hardest things I ever do but I cannot wait to share every agonizing second with you all :)
Marathoners??? Why did you run your first Marathon?