Friday, April 24, 2009
On Wednesday my very sweet friend Beck sent me a Happy Runniversary email, she remembered that it is a year ago this weekend that I ran my first marathon. After finishing it I thought maybe this year I'd be doing the 40 mile option.. I really didn't think that I'd be doing the 100k and would have already finished a 100 miler. Last year at this time, I was telling myself that no matter what.. I was going to finish.. if I had to drag myself over the finish line on all fours, I was going to finish. Luckily the dramatics were not necessary, but it's the same mantra I've used going into all my new distances. I found a quote from Sri Chinmoy in another blog that sums up how I feel: Give up giving up. Obviously, if I am injured I will DNF a race, but going in with the mind fully engaged and with no thought of failure is one of the most important things I can do to ensure my success.
I'm not sure what to expect this weekend, I don't feel like my training has been very quality but I know that I will not give up. I'm very excited for a bunch of my friends and running partners this weekend, there are a lot of them that are testing themselves with new distances and I wish I could ensure that they will suceed... but all I can do is to remind them to keep going and to smile while doing it.