While I was on break from work I missed a phone call, "Tall Mom (not really) this is the Boston Athletic association you failed to put the expiration date of your credit card on your application, please call us with that information so we can complete your registration." HMMMMM, what is this? A sign that maybe I shouldn't do it? It was my OUT, my chance to give up on Marathons, on my dream, my chance to slither back into my depression, no one would judge me if I took the EASY way out.
- Full Disclosure:
-I am sad about my Dad
-Running is hard for me right now
-My left knee is not at 100%
-I cant get my weight or eating under control
-I am not sure I am ready to train for an run another Marathon
-My heart is a little puzzled
-I realize people train for years to get to this race and I could say NO and be done...
BUT....Courage is what started my journey back to health. Courage to lace up my running shoes when I was 50 pounds heavier. Courage to run without stopping to my first 5K Finish line. Courage to look down and see my goal weight looking back up. Courage to run up the hill and to my first 13.1 Finish line. Courage to run/walk/hobble to my first 26.2 Finish Line. Courage to run the Eugene Marathon at 8:18 pace. Courage lead me to pick up the phone.....
Dear Tall Mom,
This is to notify you that your entry into the 115th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2011 has been accepted.
Yesterday was my first training run for Boston. Less than 15 weeks until a dream is realized!! See my new ticker on the right sidebar? Was my first training run easy? HECK NO!! I am 10 pounds heavy, far from the shape I was in on May 2nd. I am new to the treadmill thing and it was HOT!! I feel my weight when I run indoors, I need to get a fan, and I can't hear the TV (LOL). Since I am an RRCA Certified Running Coach and I NEED practice, I am creating my own training plan, fingers crossed to get it done ASAP. 5 miles done and a new journey has begun. No going back now!!!
- Speaking of Courage to Start.... My TM1000 (@) live.com inbox has 140 Emails!!! Wow that means that the Tall Mom 1,000+++ club has the potential to double in members for 2011.. Holy Wow!! Folks it is going to take me a few days to get you all logged in and reply to emails, please be patient. For the 2010 members the 2011 spreadsheet is up on the same link as last year see the tab at the bottom, please feel free to go in a log your miles.
- What do you need the COURAGE to start in 2011? What is keeping you from starting? Is there any way to remove barriers in your way? Or is it as simple as committing yourself to START?