Friday, August 17, 2012

Already Needing Encouragement!

So I thought when I signed up for a marathon that it was going to be super easy compared to training for an Ironman...but I already slept in this morning and missed running the ten miles which is on my Chicago marathon schedule (yes...I am training for two marathons right now...but there are 2 months between them, so I figure I should be totally fine). Yesterday I mapped out my course, and was super excited to wake up at 6:30am this morning and go do it...but then this morning I was super tired, and in a lot of pain from track yesterday! Coach Al made us do pushups and crunches, and squats and supermans..and well I hadn't done strength training in about 6 let's just say I am hurting more today than the day after Couer d'Alene.

Anyway, I guess the reason I am writing this is because I need encouragement. I know I can still run the ten miles today..but since I missed doing it in the morning, it all of a sudden has become so much more daunting. But isn't that what this is all about? Physically I know my body can do it...but this isn't about what my body can do...this is a mental struggle more than anything else. Leave my nice comfy house with my adorable kitty cat to go out and spend 2 hours hitting the pavement. Right now it doesn't sound like too much fun...but just writing about it right now is making it more and more likely that I will do it. In fact the more I write about it, the more I am thinking, this is silly. I just need to get out there and do it. Someone who is getting Chemo doesn't get a choice about whether or not they want to. They fight ever day. That's what I need to do!

Ok I guess it's time to stop talking and start doing! I'll update you all later today!


  1. You can do it, Embo! We're going to have so much fun in Chicago!! :)

  2. I'm thinking of how strong and determined and crazy you are! I know you'll get the mileage done and post a pic of your smiling and sweaty face after!

  3. Thanks guys. I did it! And got that sweaty picture taken as well! :) Can't wait to see you tomorrow. I'll be a little late because I have to go run a cute 4 miles with my new TNT run team. :)