Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mental Marathon

These last 14 or so weeks have been a whirl wind. There have been more wonderful and exciting achievements in a short amount of time then any other time in my life. I had a few falters even a few weeks a short time back where I wondered "why the Hell are you doing this to yourself". It had all to do with the head and nothing to do with what my body could actually do.

I got over that lately. I have been so pumped and ready for this marathon that I could scream at the top of my lungs how good I feel. I am so excited that my body now decided to fight against me. I've got this cold. I've got this nagging aching leg from the hip down, I've got such a sore lower back that it hurts to touch. I'm worried about my 12 mile run this Sunday. I want to feel good. I want to keep that high I've been on. I want to love this entire experience, all the people I've met at the store, on line and at the club. I want to savor it and have only happy memories of my FIRST MARATHON. I want it to be perfect. I know that's not how life works. I know. But You can't help but wish for it. I wish for a great first marathon.

11 comments:

Julianne said...

It will be just the way it's supposed to be! You'll see. Sorry to hear that you're sick. I've been under the weather all week, too! Can you believe 16 days to go???

MizFit said...

hope you are feeling better...and feel WAY BETTER for that run on sunday.

here's to the race almost being here!!

Carly said...

Hope you feel better. You will do great! There is nothing like the first one. : )

Jessica's Journey To Being One Hot Mom! said...

Good luck with the run this weekend. Yes, I have heard of the banana thing...I need to try it also.

ShirleyPerly said...

If the muscle aches don't improve in a couple days, maybe you should consider getting a good sports massage to see if that will help (it often does). No fun to be hurting so close to your big day!

Willie said...

You will have your marathon experience. You deserve it and have worked for it. This is just a phase, everyone has it. Keep your spirits high and your body will follow.

Every first marathon is great.

lizzie lee said...

Tina, I know the feeling. My 2 cents from my first marathon experience last year: Keep the positive attitude; start slower than usual, listen to your body and your body will thank you; drink your water every 2 miles or so... enjoy the race; smile at people; look above from time to time, and most important, trust yourself. For sure, you will have perfect moments and happy memories.

sincere-lee
lizzie lee

Kai said...

Are you popping Vitamin C tablets? You better be! And your first marathon will be perfect, no matter what. A few seconds after crossing the finish line, all that pain and exhaustion will go away and you'll have an incredible story to tell!

jane said...
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Julianne said...

hey... i'm planning on meeting up with some of the other blogger girls running the cim... are you interested in meeting up with us at the expo? or around that time? let me know! jschai at gmail dot com

Southbay Girl said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! Have a great holiday!!!