I’m counting down the weeks until my first marathon. I’m trying to stay on track with my training inspite of work and recently achieved my first 16 mile run. And then I got sick. A terrible hacking cough for over two weeks. As a result, I’ve been wondering how I am going to get through this marathon in one piece and how much it is going to hurt when I got done :), but one thing I know is I’m going to finish it.
However, I’ve been saying “Oh, I’ll be walking a good portion of it because I can’t run it all.” That’s true, but why not push myself a little harder to run more of the race? Why not change my attitude and have the goal of running at least a little bit of every mile instead of race walking the whole thing? After all I was able to do run/race walk during my first 16-miler, and I survived it (even felt good enough to run a 13:33 pace during Mile 14).
I’m going to take my own advice. I’m going to rethink “how” I think about what I can and can’t do, especially as I make life goals.
Rock on Juan Jose…you’re an amazing person!