I want to apologize for my last post and my "whining". I'm trying to tell myself to suck it up. I'm the one that signed up for the marathon and I'm the one running it. I did the training. I've done two marathons already. My training has been going well (minus the shoulder mishap).
I just get a little stressed around marathon time. In fact, I'm pretty stressed over just about every aspect of my life right now (work, personal relationships, family). If it's not one thing, it's another. But that's life, right? Suck it up Amanda!
I'm trying to figure out my marathon strategy for this time around and I can't. Sometimes I think maybe one thing will work and then I nix that idea. Should I start with someone (I probably will)? Should I start with a pace group? I don't know about the pace group thing. It hasn't worked for me so far...ever. I haven't figured out marathon morning yet (time, transportation, etc). Not even sure what clothes to wear exactly because I'm not sure what the temps will be like. If they are anything like this weekend...it will be PERFECT!
I keep encouraging everyone I know that seems worried about the marathon. They ask me for some tips or advice and I'm more than happy to let them know what works for me. Some are worried about marathon day (not only Chicago, but others too)...and I know exactly what to say to them.
I really didn't plan a post today but after stressing about work, sometimes writing or talking about it helps calm me down and put things into perspective. At least a little bit. I'm just breathing. I can't change certain things. I'm not going to try. I'm just going to work on making my life better and continue to work on my reactions to things. Hopefully everything will work out.