I’m running the NYC MARATHON!!!
Holy freaking cow, I’m shaking. All of my life, really, all of my life I’ve wanted to go to New York. I’ve wanted to BE in New York and running the New York City Marathon? I mean it’s iconic. And I’m gonna run it! It’s absolutely insane!!
These past few years, I’ve settled into half marathons. They’re long enough that I feel accomplished and short enough that I can walk the next day. I honestly didn’t think I was going to do a full again. They’re hard. I didn’t have the motivation to run for 4 hours on the weekend. To push myself to that breaking point. To train that hard & give up that much. Nah, I’ll stick to half marathons thankyouverymuch.
BUT then I got the bug. When I saw that registration (or the lottery) was open for this years NYC marathon, I started to get excited for it. I talked to a friend that ran it in 2014 and she said it was her fav race and totally worth it. So I put in half hoping to get selected, half hoping I wouldn’t!
I started to get excited to run again. That excited feeling I got back in 2011 when I was training for my first marathon. The kind of excited that makes getting up literally in the middle of the night and running for hours all worth it. The kind of excited that will push me 26.2 freaking miles.
It’s gonna be hard. The course is not easy. It’ll be crowded. It’ll be expensive but damn it, I am so so so excited!!!