After taking a some time off from running I am now going to do my 21 days straight of running. I do this to jump start my training and I am start slow. Today I ran 3 miles in 30 minutes. I don't mind starting off slow but I look forward to an easy long run again. I wonder how long it will take me to get to that easy run? Will it take 2 or 3 weeks? While I was running my mine drifted to the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon. I am sad because I won't be running this year. I have been lucky enough to have taken part in 6 Rock n Roll marathons. Looking back at my first I remember thinking "I was pretty fast"... well lets just say I was not. I kept training and year after year I got better and better. By the time I ran St. George Marathon in Utah I ran 3:53, that was my best finishing time ever... I was so excited. That's what went though my head on my short run today. A bunch of great race day thoughts and how much I love running marathons. I feel like Wonder Woman after I am done and the distance doesn't bother me anymore. I used to stop and cry at mile 17. By the time I ran my 3rd marathon that stopped happening. Heck I haven't hit the wall in my last 7 marathons. I do know I have to continue to train right so I don't hurt myself. That means getting all my runs in, going to bed early and drinking lots and lots of water. So tomorrow I will be doing a semi long run with my dad running ahead of me. He loves letting me know he is ahead of me... I am sure it will be fun and hard but If I want to run a full marathon and a 50k this year, I need to run, run, run... I will keep you posted and by the way I did 6 pages in my smash book today.
I will share them next week...