We made it!! I officially watched 5 hours of friends (you know, to prepare me for being in NYC), read a few running Running Times magazines, drank 3 sprites and ate 8 bags of peanuts.
Remember that sandwich from my last post? Well, I am pretty sure it is the best sandwich I have ever eaten and will be scheduling all of my future flights around airports that contain a Potbelly’s. I had the turkey and mozarella sandwich but I will be trying every sandwich on their menu within the next year. Setting my sights high.
Is it weird that I had a lot of fun in the taxi…..I was a little excited.
I have a very very big goal for the NYC Marathon….
Sub 3 baby.
Okay, that is a complete lie but I will sub 3 within the next year, I am not in the shape to run that this weekend…..training for 6 weeks or so probably isn’t enough time for a pr plus I NEED to play things smart/safe so that I don’t re-injure myself.
I do have a lofty goal that I made last Saturday…..
During my half marathon last Saturday I kept comparing myself to my pre-injury times. I had a 1 hour 39 minute mental battle with myself. I couldn’t believe how a 8 minute mile felt like a 6 minute mile. I was really hard on myself because I have lost so much fitness.
BUT GUESS WHAT, I am doing my favorite thing again (pain free) and I need to focus on the happiness that running gives me rather than my splits.
So my goal for Sunday……NO COMPARING where I am in terms of running to my old self. I want to enjoy the fact that I am running again and put tape over my garmin so I don’t tempt myself to go out too fast. Heck, I will be running one of the most awesome marathons in the world….I will be on cloud nine and soak up every second.
Be prepared for at least 400 pictures along the course….You can’t say I didn’t warn you.
There is another blogger/reader/internet bff meet-up on SUNDAY with SkinnyRunner after the marathon. 2:30 @ CRUMBS (the best cupcakes ever). PLEASE COME IF YOU CAN!!
1675 Broadway (53rd)
New York, NY 10019
When was the last time that you had a mental battle with yourself while running? How did you over come it?
What are you having for bfast today?
-I don’t know yet but as I am typing this at 1 a.m. it is all I can think about.
What is YOUR GOAL for your next race?
PS Thank you so much for all of your sweet emails/comments/good lucks etc. You guys mean the world to me and I am so thankful for my internet bffs!!!