I’m anxiously counting the days down until the Route 66 Marathon scheduled for the morning of Sunday, November 16.
Tonight I ran only a short distance (4 miles) and did it rather slowly. I’m trying to go easy this week in order to have my body in a rested state before the big run. I’ve logged the miles and feel confident that I can make it through the race. I am uncertain about the time that it will take for me to cross the finish line but I will not be bothered by the time because i’ll be happy to just finish.
Looking back at things, I am pretty content with the path traveled. I did not choose the easy path and I have a greater sense of accomplishment as a result. Finishing the marathon is top priority as I go about my day. This is something that I want to do badly and it will take great pain or sickness to keep me from finishing. I want to wear one of those finisher shirts and have a medal to hang on my wall in my house. I want to lead my family by example by stressing the importance of exercise and to foster a running spirit among each other.
I do want to stress that my journey does not end on Sunday but it does change slightly.
- Work harder on losing weight
- Stress proper technique and form when running
- Train hard for 5k-10k races
- Speed work
- Join Running Club
- Become more active in the running community
- Balance physical health with mental health
- Encourage others around me
Anyway………all for now. Is it Sunday yet? Later.