Since I can’t run until Thursday or Friday, I’ve been enjoying hanging with my family and doing family things. We had a great weekend together and I must admit it was nice not to have to wake up early to get my run in before doing weekend chores.
I was thinking today of my goal. Last March when I made my running goal to qualify for Boston, I honestly didn’t know what I was in for. I thought to myself that I made my half at BQ pace and so it shouldn’t be hard to get in a whole marathon at that pace.
Um – Not!
Knowing what I know now, I have a lot of work to do to make my goal. My pace for my one and only marathon wasn’t great, but I’m fine with it. I finished that race in 4:14 and I have to finish in 3:30 to BQ.
So, as always is the case, TJ has helped me come up with a plan (thank you TJ). I have just under 6 months before the next marathon. I hope to run the Shamrock Marathon in Va. Beach on March 16, 2014. I have to save some money as TJ and I will need to fly there, run and fly back over a long weekend, but at least I can stay with family so I don’t have to pay for a hotel or meals (thanks Jeff).
Right now we are in a planning stage. On the horizon is the Vulcan Run 10K with @BigBigGeek, The Mercedes Half Marathon and various other 5K’s and races to keep us motivated.
Back to my goal.
To be honest I like to put myself on the line for what seems impossible. It helps with motivation and builds character. Also since I put my goal in the name of my blog, I have no choice but to work hard toward it. I don’t say this in a negative way, honestly! I have learned over the past two years that pushing myself in positive ways is immensely important. I have to move forward or I will move backward. So why not push myself in a positive way to achieve something I never thought I could? If I don’t try, I’ll never know what I can accomplish!!!
Stay tuned. The saga continues. 🙂