Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Trample the weak, Hurdle the dead...

I announced on my ~personal~ blog last Friday that I have been training for a marathon. Did you hear me? Oh.My.Gosh. I'm following a training program & in 16 weeks {14 now} I will hopefully be ready for the Tupelo marathon.

These are the last 3 logos for the Tupelo Marathon. While the skull & crossbones are quite fitting for my Chi Omega background, they are slightly terrifying when representing a marathon. Needless to say... I am scared to death!
Why am I doing this? Because I have something to prove to myself. I believe in myself & I believe whole heartedly that I can do this & I will do this. In all my runs I've questioned if I could really do this, and on Saturday I ran 6 miles & when I finished I knew that I could do this indeed!

Have I ever thought about doing this before? Yes! I even half heartedly started running more, but I never stuck with it, because I had no discipline & I had no solid base built up. Now I've been running since January, and my life has changed and my mind has changed. I'm in the right place mentally & physically.

Here's where you come in... Have any of you ever done this before? If so, what is your biggest piece of advice you can give to me?

I am all ears, so please oh please enlighten me! Oh, and thanks to you ALL. Honestly, I probably would NOT have gotten this far if it hadn't been for all of your sweet comments and words of encouragement.