There are some days that I have to repeat this over and over.
Are you a wimp? or Are you strong?
I am now in the trenches of the most difficult part of my marathon training.
I ran a long one on Wednesday morning and as I got to mile 12, I thought, "Wow, I feel so good. This is easy."
2 hours and 42 minutes after I started, my Garmin alerted me to my 18 mile distance goal and I came to a stop. My legs cramped up and began to ache like they've never ached before. I started to tear up. "I am not gonna cry this time," I scolded myself.
Yes, I've cried while running a few times.
Last spring, when I ran my longest 21 mile training run, I cried the last 2 miles.
So, maybe I am a bit of a wimp.
Not this time. I held back the tears until the pain subsided (an hour and an ice bath later).
With my marathon coming up next month, I only have a couple of really long runs left and hopefully I can keep the tears from falling.
On January 17th it will all be worth it.
In the next few months I'll be running these:
Fiesta Bowl half-marathon
12k's of Christmas
Lost Dutchman half-marathon
Please, sign up and run with me. It will be fun and tear-free!