Actually, I have just over 99 days.
99 days, 14 hours and a bunch of minutes and seconds until I cross the starting line of my first marathon.
I fully admit that the number made me sweat a bit and my stomach lurched.
Have I been faithful to my run schedule the past four weeks? Not really. A hectic schedule, a bit of laziness and a tender knee have prevented me from completing every run on the schedule, but I do try for at least three a week.
Is that good enough? Only time will tell.
Am I worried at this point? Hell yes. I have a tendency to procrastinate and leave things until the last minute. You can’t really do that with running. I’ve been good at sticking to a schedule before, even training for Around the Bay on my own and getting those long runs in. Why can’t I this time?
Will I finish the 42.2 k? YOU BET YOUR BEHIND! I’m committed to this thing 110 % (why the frog do people say that? You don’t get a hero cookie for going beyond 100%. It’s not on the scale. Garbage saying, I says!) and am not giving up until I cross that finish line. But I can make things hella easier on myself by sticking to a plan.
So I gots to. Full steam ahead.
These 99 days are NOT a problem. They’ll be challenging and crazy, but I’ve got this one.
How many days are left until your big race? What are your training tips?
Tell me about your highs and lows.