I’m joining Amanda from Running with Spoons again for some thinking out loud. Don’t you just love that I’ve started doing a brain dump on you on Thursdays???
As you might imagine, the topic most on my mind right now is my upcoming marathons. I’m not really going taper crazy (although there is this weird pain in my foot…), but I am starting to get nervous. My training plan went really well, so I should be fine, but I have a problem.
I’m struggling to not set goals. There. I said it.
I know my goal should be to finish upright. A bonus would be finishing with a smile. I should stop right there. I’ve never run two marathons in the same weekend before. Heck, I’ve never run two marathons in the same YEAR before. (I know, who goes from one marathon every 5 years to 2 in one weekend? This idiot. This one right here.)
But, guys, I really want to finish them each in under 5 hours. I know. I should let it go, but I keep coming back to it. 4:59:59 would be perfect for the first day (and really for the second as well, although I kind of want to run the second one faster.)
I’m crazy, right? I mean just ’cause I ran back to back 18 milers at paces that would make this happen doesn’t mean I should!
And if someone tells me they completed a marathon, I’m impressed. I don’t care how fast you did it, I’m going to be impressed. (OK, if you completed it in under 3 hours, I’m going to be in awe.) Run, walk, crawl, any way you finish, it’s an impressive feat. So, why do I have this hangup about me taking longer than 5?
Who wants to come over and slap some sense into me?
While you are doing that, we can start obsessing about the weather. Why yes, we are 10 days out from the first one. Perfect weather, which means I’m sure it will change (last night when I checked, there were lots of showers on this…).
And it’s time to start obsessing about my outfit for the first day. I know what I’m wearing for the second one – Kim and I are going all matchy matchy again.
Blue top, Gotham skirt – different shoes…
But I don’t know what I want to wear for the first one and I have so many new skirts I don’t know where to start.
Speaking of skirts, Skirt Sports has a sale going on and you don’t want to miss out. No codes allowed because the prices are just that good. I recommend getting the Aspen capris before they are gone for good. I have them in grey and they are the most comfortable pants ever. I may have gotten a pair of pink to add to my collection. Ahem.
(Wow, this post is more stream of consciousness than thinking out loud LOL)
Happy Thursday! What are you thinking about today???