I was really excited to start marathon training again! It's like when you have a baby (well, I've never had a baby, but this is what I've heard), when you have a baby and even though you are in agonizing pain, you forget it all afterwards when you hold your little bundle of joy! Training for my last marathon started great and pretty much continued great, even though there was that 5 week period of time when I was so tired of running that I thought I would never (ever) run again! But holding my little bundle of joy (the finisher's medal - lol), made it all worth it!
|Holding my little "bundle of joy!"|
So much so, that I couldn't wait to run another one! After a few bumps in the road with my knee, I felt I was ready to start my training this week!
But I went for the run and decided to call it a marathon training day - day 1! Even though my schedule called for 3 miles, I ended up running 4.3 miles. My knees actually felt really good! The only issue I had was that I was running a little too fast for me right now. I haven't been running much since my little knee issue. And the hills in the neighborhood were killing me! If not for the fact that I was running with Kelly and her dog Pepper, I would have stopped to walk for sure!
|After the run in front of Running For Kicks|
Kelly, Pepper and me
However, I changed up my path a little bit as I passed some
I ended up stopping at 2.75 miles figuring it was close enough to 3 miles. Bad knees, not listening to headphones (since it was dark and I needed to pay attention to my surroundings), and little shits made this run the worst run I had since my mini meltdown after Thanksgiving!
In fact, I started re-thinking marathon training for a split second too. It was training day 2 and I was having problems! I have 17.5 weeks of this left to go! It shook my confidence a little bit to say the least. But as the wise runner once said (actually, it was Kelly on Facebook last night), "Tomorrow is always another day. There will be good days and bad days out on the trail, but the good outweighing the bad is what keeps us asking for more!"
Training day number 3 will be on Thursday as a cousin wants to go to the gym with me. I'm hoping for the best!