Monday, September 28, 2009

Motivational Mondays (Sept. 28)

I did it!

I can't believe I did it!

I officiallly signed up for my first marathon. My day of marathon glory will be Feb. 7, 2010, if everything goes as planned.

I'm excited and scared and worried and anxious and jazzed... pretty much any and every emotion I'm feeling right now.

But despite all of that, I'm also motivated. I know that what I'm doing now in terms of running 2-3 times a week for 30-45 minutes along with my long run days on Sundays will help me get to the finish line on Feb. 7. I don't know in what condition I'll be once I cross the finish line but I'll get there one way or another.

I've got my moments in terms of crossing finish lines. I will always remember the Half Marathon finish line fondly and still use it for motivation during runs. But reading about my blog buddy Angie Eats Peace and her experience in the Surf City 2009 Marathon really made me want to run a marathon, and this one in particular. So when the form asked me if anyone inspired me to run this marathon, I put her name down, because she is an inspiration.

And knowing that I have my family behind me, my Loper friends and fellow Surf City marathoners and all of you loyal readers in my corner as well will make everything easier and makes everything easier now.

Now that the easy part is over (signing up, completing the first third of my marathon training), I can prepare for my first marathon.


5thsister said...

I wish I could be there cheering you on! You truly are an inspiration to many, myself included. Way to go, Luis!

Willoughby said...

Ditto what 5th said!

Sarah said...

Congrats! Registering is hardest part, in some ways. Good luck with your training--you are going to do great!

Mark said...

Congrats! I have no desire to do a marathon, but I will be cheering you on.

thrasherswife said...

Way to go! You are going to do great!!

tahoegirl said...

YAY! i am so excited for you. BTW how is the belt working for you? and have you tried the Gu -- any thoughts on it? i know your prep work will prepare you well for your marathon!

ChristineM said...

Good for you!!!! I'll be cheering you on, too!

L.B. said...

Thanks everyone for your continued support! It really does mean a lot. Every bit of support I get is much appreciated.

TG, I was going to blog about the wonders of the fuel belt later this week so I'll answer your questions then. In short, though, it's been awesome. Gu... have it on my list of things to buy before Sunday's run.

Angie Eats Peace said...

Woohoo!!! You are going to do awesome!