So today is the beginning.
Today starts my actual training for the CIM,
California International Marathon.
My first marathon ever!
A few weeks ago, when I began sharing with people
that I am taking the plunge to run my first marathon,
I was shaking in my bones!
What the hell did I get myself into? Am I really going to be able to do this?
Well, a few weeks later, and here I am with a new attitude.
Confident. Ready. Excited.
Feeling a little bad ass even!
I snuck in my 5 miler this morning
along the bike trail with a good friend.
We ran early to beat the 108 scorcher
that was creeping in on Sacramento today.
My knee felt good, and I was excited just to complete
any sort of “long run” today since it’s been so long since my last.
Though I wasn’t pushing myself
because I’m working on being nice to my body while training,
I was on a high just to be out on the trail
But I ran thinking,
Remember this feeling.
Because I know the road ahead is not going to be easy.
I know the confidence may not last the whole way through.
I will stay tough. I will stay strong. I can do this!
I vow to carry the memory of the buzz I felt this morning
with me on the rough days and do whatever it takes
to cross that finish line.
Ready. Set. Go!