Tuesday, September 13, 2011
It's Official " MARATHON"
Today I sent my money into IMT Des Moines Marathon to switch from the half to the whole Marathon. I'm excited, but at the same time very nervous. I know I have put in the training for this Marathon. I know I will finish. Will it be as great as last year, I don't know. I only know that not crossing the finish line is not an option. I know the last 4 miles will kick my butt, but even knowing that I just feel it in my heart that I'm suppose to do another marathon. I know if I didn't switch to the whole marathon, I would regret it later on. After all I have put in a lot of training miles, not to do this marathon. I welcome the challenge of another marathon. Which is kind of weird for me to say, because this is so out of my comfort zone.
My running partner that ran the marathon with me last year will not be running beside me. I will be running this one Solo. My running partner will however, be doing the half marathon. I'm one lucky GIRL, because my running partner is going to meet me at mile 22, that way she can help me get through the last 4 miles, which I'm dreading. I'm also one lucky girl to have such a great running partner and friend.. One good thing about this marathon being close to home, is that I know a couple of other people that will be doing this marathon. So while I'm running I will be on the look out for them. Hopefully, that will help me keep my mind off of running 26.2 mile. "I HOPE".
Jim from 50 After 40 will be running the IMT Des Moines Marathon to. Jim is working on running 50 Marathons in 50 States. I'm hoping I can meet up with him, before the marathon and get some pictures. Jim's wife is Michael from Slowly Tri-ing and I hoping she will be coming to, so I can meet her.
Have you ever decided to switch from doing a half to a whole marathon?
Have you gotten to meet other bloggers?