I love blogging and am very excited to be teaming up with the great people at the Prince Edward Island Marathon, Island Family Magazine and Maritime Family Magazine to be the official Prince Edward Island Marathon Blogger! Join me on this crazy adventure and together we’ll learn just what it takes to train for a marathon. It promises to provide you with a lot of opportunities to laugh at my expense. No worries, I’ll be laughing too. WOOT!
- Post 1 – Introduction: What does running mean to you?
- Post 2 – Injury & Cross-Training
- Post 3 – Hot Stuff!
- Post 4 – Time Management
- Post 5 – Running Buddies
- Post 6 – Favourite Running Gadget
- Post 7 – The Crazy Factor
- Post 8 – Marathon Girl
Heather, not sure why I am writing you because you don’t know me but since we are both runners I some how feel I know you. I have bee following some of your PEI Marathon journey. I wonder how you realized it was your time; I want it to be mine to (or I think I do). To tell you the truth I’m scared to death to say it out loud and you are the first person that I have told that I want it to be my time. My running partners tell me it is my time. I am healthy, feel good, and injury free; and we all know just how quickly that can change. I have been running for 3-4 years. I have done 9 halfs, last weeks Triathlon and recently climbed a mountain in Newfoundland (that was hard)! I just don’t know how I’m suppose to know, or am I just to scared! I have been as high as 24K (July) and of course I found that tough but I find the last 2K of any run tough; the last 2 of a 15K the last 2 of 18K. I’m scared of what my body will tell me at 38, 39, 40K, assuming I can get there. Sorry for all the gibber jabber, I just want to know how you knew you could do a marathon, because you know you can do it, I’m just not able to say that yet.
My friends call me,
Dora (the Explorer)
Maureen! Running is mental and that’s what I love most about it. Sounds to me like your challenge isn’t physical at all, it’s mental! You’ve run 9 halfs, a triathalon, climbed a mountain, and run a 24k, you can definitely do this! You find the last 2k of any run tough and also tells me it’s mental. Your brain knows how far you’re running and you start thinking about the finish too much. I know that feeling, so when I run I try never to think of how far I have to go, I think of how far I’ve gone. I tell myself ‘I’m running all day’, ‘There is no finish line’ and ‘Enjoy every step’. These are my mantras. How do I know I can do this? I’ve always had an ‘I can do anything’ attitude that’s all. We can both do it Maureen, even if we end up walking (or crawling), I’m crossing that finish line and so are you. See you at the finish!