#Microblog Mondays - Can I do this?

Monday, October 27, 2014

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T minus 6 days and counting until the NYC Marathon (gulp).  To say that I am anxious about this coming weekend would be a huge understatement.  I am a basket case.  Second guessing all of my many months of hard work and dedication to this...  

Going to bed early EVERY Friday.  
Getting up early to run miles upon miles EVERY Saturday.  
Running before work.  
Running after work.  
Running while at work. 
Running while I should be working.
Eating healthy.  
Sacrificing time with my baby and husband.
Sacrificing get-togethers with friends.  
Running through injury, illness and sleep-deprivation.  
Running in the rain, the heat, the cold, the wind, the daylight and the darkness. 
Running with blocked ducts, sore nipples and/or leaky boobs.
Obsessing over running (Did I run far enough, hard enough, long enough, smart enough?).
Washing the same pairs of $25 double lined socks thrice weekly because I love to wear them so much.
Wearing the same Lulu Run Swiftly t-shirt and black Lulu clearance shorts.
Dealing with my own headcase the past 2 weeks due to this "taper".

My lowest of low goals is to beat my best time of 3:52 back in 2007.
My goal is to qualify for the famed Boston Marathon is 3:35.
My goal based on what I think I can do is 3:30.
My reach goal based on my training and what it predicts is 3:25.
My former coach thinks that I can do it in 3:15-3:20.  This is my super-reach goal.

My positive mantra: "I can do this.  I will do this.  The pain is temporary.  The satisfaction is forever."

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9 Responses to “#Microblog Mondays - Can I do this?”

  1. Amazing goals! Best of luck with the NYC marathon :) I've run several half marathons and one full. You are amazing for the goals you've already accomplished!! Hope you qualify for Boston!

  2. You can do this. Trust your training, make sure you stay hydrated and fueled, start conservative, and keep going when it hurts. You GOT THIS.


    1. Thank you!! You are so right about pushing through the pain. Those last 6 miles...

  3. You've got this!

    Fingers crossed you qualify for Boston.

  4. You can do this! We are here rooting for you! :-)

  5. I love that mantra. I will be cheering you on from down here this upcoming weekend.

  6. Thanks everyone!! The support really helps!! :-)

  7. Good luck! I've just taken up running myself. 5Ks are still a challenge. :)