Monday, April 26, 2010

Motivational Mondays (April 26)

After completing Marathon No. 1, I had no doubts I wanted to run another marathon. I wasn't sure which one, and I seemed to have studied over so many of them, weighing the pros and cons, debating whether to do it and then still mulling it over some more.

I'm not mulling anything over any more.

I decided. And registered.

On July 25, I will run Marathon No. 2.

I will run the San Francisco Marathon.

I went and registered for the San Francisco Marathon over the weekend, on Saturday night actually, and spent Sunday in a bit of a daze. Although my hands were shaking shortly after I registered, I was a bit more composed on Sunday morning. Not too much though, because every time I thought about it, I laughed or pumped my fist or did something else ridiculous when I was by myself.

I am very excited at both the prospects of Marathon No. 2 and that I actually did it and signed up for one.

Over the next three months, I'm sure I'll blog about San Francisco plenty so you will know the course just as well as I do, in time. But even though I don't intimately know the course, I will say that all of the Lopers I've talked to have said the course is both beautiful and challenging. Not that any marathon is a stroll in the park, but this one is a beast from what I've heard.

I don't care, though. I like challenges, and thinking about tackling the hills of San Francisco excites me.

I'm so pumped, I could run the race tomorrow. I might collapse at Mile 20, but that's not the point...

I took the hardest step, and that's actually registering. Now all that's left is a little planning, a few long runs and time. In exactly three months from today, I will be posting my San Francisco Marathon recap, and if that doesn't motivate me, I don't know what will.


tahoegirl said...

good for you!

Becky said...

LB, good luck in San Francisco. You are going to ROCK IT!

I was in Paso Robles this weekend and saw all the signs for the road closures for the Big Sur Marathon. Made me wish I had signed up for that one....

BTW, I have the same toenail that is black on the same foot from the LA Marathon. You think it is a Loper's thing???? LOL

Morgan said...

OMG that is SOOOOOOOO exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with #2! You are going to shave off so much time! Congrats on registering now you best get to training!

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Lisa said...

Congrats L.B. My only advice is to train for hills. I'll be doing the same for the Nike Half.

Kerrie T. said...

Oh boy, I can't wait!

Amanda said...

Comin to the Bay Area! Awesome! I think you're going to do great.