Over the last couple of months I haven’t shared much about running because honestly, there wasn’t much of it happening. If you follow me on DailyMile, you saw the majority of my miles were being done in the gym, on a bike at 5:30 in the morning. I love to spin! The Boilermaker didn’t go as planned (lack of preparation), the Saratoga Palio didn’t go as planned (nagging injury due to me cramming miles aka lack of preparation) and the marathon I had secretly registered for didn’t happen because, let’s all say it together now, lack of preparation.
Oh wait, what did I just share? Marathon? That’s right: I was registered for the 2014 Wineglass Marathon.
Wait a hot minute!
I debated for quite some time whether or not to share that tidbit of information and now on the eve of registration for the 2015 Wineglass Marathon and a deferral burning a hole in my pocket, I had to get it out. I can’t believe I held it in for that long. (and for those of you unfamiliar with the race, it was held back in October) Only a handful of people knew I was registered, I can count them all on one hand, and no, my parents or sister weren’t included. My idea behind the secret registration was that I wanted to run a marathon for me and only me. I didn’t want the pressure of everyone knowing and good grief! if something happened, I wouldn’t have had to share once again that my bucket list item wasn’t completed. It sucked the first time around.
But I’ve realized that I loved having the support I had the first time around. I’m still running for the satisfaction of completing one of my personal goals, but really, you all got me to the start line last time. If I lost an ounce of motivation, I’d read a private message, I’d see a thumbs up or receive a text and my motivation was back to 100%. The accountability was a huge part in my training success in 2012.
I registered last December and planned this weekend getaway for the beau and I to cover my tracks. In addition, I wrangled a friend into registering for the full marathon and guess what, she kicked ass without me! I felt HORRIBLE for not even showing, but I had another commitment that came up that weekend that was far more important than a race. Somehow, everything worked out for a reason.
So this is me coming clean about my running lately. I definitely have more to share, probably in the new year as I complete at least three full months of what I’ve committed myself to, and I can’t wait for you to all follow along on my journey as I fall back in love with the sport. And myself as a runner.
And yes, there will be a marathon in 2015. (!)