Trained for a marathon? Had a baby? Then you know how similar the two experiences are!
*This post was sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own.*
- Google will be your best friend. And your worst enemy.
- The laundry will be never-ending and often gross.
- Everyone will have an opinion on whether you are doing it right. Especially those who have never done it.
- You will able to fall asleep anytime, anywhere. Including in the middle of a sentence. (OK, maybe I’m stretching here, maybe I’m sleeping…)
- You will be hungry all.the. time.
- You will second guess your decisions several times each day.
- Your choice of bras may be the most important decision you make all day.
- You will occasionally question why you got in this situation in the first place.
- There will be no such thing as a TMI topic. You’ll discuss anything. Especially with strangers who are going through the same thing.
- When you get through it, you will forget how hard it was and likely think it’s a good idea to do it again.
I’m halfway through Marine Corps Marathon training and four days into my peak training week for the 6 half marathons in 6 days. I’ve run 38.3 miles in the last four days and have two more days of long runs left. I’m tired, I’m hungry, and my feet are sore, but I’m almost there. Today I ran 12 chafe free miles in the new outfit I got from Dick’s Sporting Goods. Tomorrow I will run 9 miles and hit 200 miles for the month of August!
Since I’ve been going through clothes like crazy, it’s nice to have a place where I can pop in easily to pick up a few things. They have everything a marathoner needs. The new layout is also mom and baby friendly (not that, thank goodness, I’m dragging a baby around anymore) and the clothes are well organized and the brand options are awesome!
Add to my list: How do you think marathon training is like having a newborn??