Today I completed my longest of runs before my first marathon on 1/1/11. 3/4ths through my run on mile 15ish, I was brought back to my childhood. There I was chasing the man on his bike hauling the ice cream cart for about a half mile. It was like dangling a carrot in front of my nose. I finally caught up to him on a hill and really wanted that bomb pop but forged ahead.
It was an emotional experience to know this was my last big run before the big race. I am ready for this to come to an end and start spending Saturdays with my family again. I miss them and I appreciate all the support from Scott that allowed me to take off and run away on Saturdays.
It was a tough journey for me not being a runner. And honestly I can't imagine running the whole 26.2 miles. At the same pace including bathroom and refueling breaks, I should complete the marathon between 4 hours and 50 minutes or 5 hours 15 minutes. I would love to finish before 5 hours.
My ultimate goal is to gain the confidence that I need to complete my first marathon, so that next year I can run and raise money for the Spina Bifida Association. If I achieve this goal, I'll soon be contacting and asking for your financial support.
So here I go...off to my first marathon. My next entry I think I will be able to officially call myself a runner.
20 miles Town Lake by adriennetrigg at Garmin Connect - Details