At times, I feel completely crazy for signing up for a full marathon. I'm not sure what I'm thinking, but I am trying to stay motivated by seeking inspiration daily.
Most of the time, I am busting with happiness...ready to take on this challenge and fight to that finish line.
I ask for advice- from both rookie and veteran runners.
I read articles about inspiring people who've completed full marathons and other challenging races.
I research training programs to determine which program will work best for me and my hectic schedule.
NO skipping out on long runs when training for a full marathon.
I follow amazing people on Twitter who keep me inspired and motivated. See below.
|A few of my beautiful running mentors and friends Meggie, Martha Ellen and Christi!|
And I did. I felt like Forest Gump - and I probably looked just as awkward, but I went on for it.
|Our official finish time was 11:28!!!!! |
I'll take it!:)
One my coworkers was handing out the mail and said, "I have goodies for you!"
Goodies? I hardly ever receive mail at the office.
My immediate reaction was jury duty- probably because I watch too much Investigation Discovery.
I was wrong. And thankfully so...because what I opened up filled my heart with so much hope and joy.
|It's the little and kind gestures in life that have the biggest impact.|
Thank you again, Mel.
Her letter and poster came at the most perfect time.
I was starting to doubt myself...
I was questioning my abilities...
I was fearful that my mind would defeat my body...
Then Mel sent me this perfect reminder to
keep calm and just focus on my love for running.
And by the time I got home from work, my friend Samantha Adamczeski sent me pictures from the #MakeTheRules Athlete's Handbook by Nike Women. She said it reminded her of me..and I was truly flattered.
Here are a few of my favorites:
I have no clue what my full marathon journey will entail. But I'll maintain my positive outlook and attitude through the love and support of my friends and family...I couldn't keep pushing and fighting through those tough miles without you all. When my body feels like giving up, I drift away to to the messages, comments and posts from you.
You are all helping me make my own rules.
You are all a part of my handbook to success.